This month's Spotlight On interviews leading epidemiologist Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng at UNSW's School of Population Health and convenor of the Rapid Urbanisation and Public Health (RUPH) Network.
It’s not yet clear how the government plans to bring together Australia’s best experts — including policy thinkers, emergency managers, researchers and practitioners — to address the complex, evolving threats from natural disasters.
Having identified geothermal potential in Fiji, Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb is now working to build local academic capacity in geothermal power so locals can benefit from cheaper and cleaner electricity.
Dr Richard Corkish is repairing and boosting a hydropower grid to provide locals with electricity and improve their quality of life and communication, and he is installing light and phone charging facilities in at least 14 aid posts dotted across
Having determined the positive impact refugees have on the local population in Kenya, Sarah is now working with Anne Bartlett on ways for Ugandan locals to reduce the number of trees used in charcoal production, helping to limit deforestation and
UNSW research has come up with a model to assess the risk of ecosystems that is now the international standard and being adopted by countries like Myanmar to develop conservation reports and strategies to preserve vital ecosystems and forests.
UNSW research is helping Nepal and other communities in the Himalayas to better understand and respond to the increasing occurrence of disasters, ensuring the immense number of marginalised groups in the region receive fair and equitable treatment
UNSW can model regional climate in the Southwest Pacific and make climate projections for up to 50 years ahead for individual countries, helping them to better plan for farming and extreme conditions and to ensure they have enough food, water and
With global amphibian numbers in decline, Jodi Rowley and her team identify and assess threats to amphibian species in Southeast Asia and train locals to do the same, conserving a vital ecosystem member for the future.
UNSW research has detected climate signals for flooding in Jakarta and will model the extent of flooding across the city, helping efforts to protect the city against rising waters, and to minimise damage and disease from flood waters.
UNSW’s research into tuna populations in the South Pacific will help local governments across the region manage their marine environment, ensuring vital food supplies and sources of income from fishing are sustained for generations to come.