Research Consultants and Research Assistant - The Institute for Sustainable Futures

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has vacancies for up to four researchers – three on continuing appointments and one on a 12-month contract. Of particular interest, is work in the fields of water and sanitation, or energy and climate change. Working in teams, you will use your knowledge of current technical and policy issues, and current best practice relating to sustainability.

Location: Close to Central Station, UTS, Sydney NSW.
Senior Research Consultant $69,068 - $76,406 per annum
Research Consultant $62,592 - $67,771 per annum
Research Assistant $53,958 - $61,729 per annum
Applications close: 14 February 2011.
Click here here for more info on the Senior Research Consultant/Research Consultant positions.
Click here here for more info on the Research Assistant position.

ACF Murray red gum

Our thirsty basin

Monday, 28 November 2011

From recent vocal outrage being heard in regional communities against the Draft Basin Plan for the Murray-Darling Basin, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it isn’t all that different from last years’ saga. G writer Caitlin thinks it is.

Savewater awards

savewater! awards®

Entries close 8 August

Are you an exceptional water saver? Submit an entry into the 2011 savewater! awards® and share your stories and expertise on efficient water use in the face of changing climate patterns and population growth. The awards are now in their ninth year, and have emerged as Australia’s leading awards for water sustainability. These awards recognise and reward excellence in water conservation and efficiency by business, government, schools, local communities and individuals. Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held in Melbourne in November.

When: Entries close 5pm (AEST) Monday, 8 August, 2011.
Cost: Free to enter.
Click here for more information.

Gardening Australia: Waterwise Gardening DVD

Waterwise Gardening

Friday, 19 June 2009

As Peter Cundall tells us in the introduction to this DVD, waterwise gardening is the way of the future. Water is too just precious to waste.

water from a barrel

Is water the new oil?

Friday, 29 May 2009

What are the best solutions to the problems of chronic drought? What about the costs to the community and business? Recycling, desalination plants and water tanks are all energy intensive. How do we save water, or create adequate supplies, without ruining the environment or sending us broke?


Tapping into New York City water

Monday, 20 October 2008

Many bottled water brands contain nothing more than filtered tap water, but one company, at least, is brave enough to admit it.

Water and Conflict Management

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Geoff Dabelko is Director of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. In this presentation, Dabelko describes how water quality and quantity are declining in many parts of the world, posing acute problems for communities and governments.

water drop

Home water audit

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Taking stock of your water use is an ideal first-step to using less water. Here's a DIY check list.

waterwater garden

Top 10 Ways to Create a Waterwise Garden

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

As the hot summer months approach it is important to ensure gardens are in excellent shape waterwise.

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