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Living Water: 75 years of water research at UNSW

8 July – 15 November 2024
7.00am – 10.00pm AEST
Level 5, Main Library; Law Library; Paddington Library
Underwater photo of seaweed floating in the clear blue ocean

Living Water: 75 years of water research at UNSW connects water research across various environments and disciplines. From seagrass reforestation to aquafarming, hydrology to art, this research speaks to the multitude of ways water shapes existence and impacts survival. By drawing together breakthrough studies, technological innovations, and community engagement efforts, we gain insight into how scientists, engineers, artists, and researchers address complex challenges related to the stewardship of the planet’s water systems. Living Water highlights significant contributions made by UNSW toward water governance and security, the support of healthy oceans and resilient coastlines, ensuring safe and equitable access to water, and sharing the knowledge we need to protect this vital resource into the future.

In celebration of UNSW's 75th anniversary, this exhibition is a collaboration between UNSW Library and UNSW Global Water Institute with funding support from the Faculty of Arts, Design & ArchitectureFaculty of BusinessFaculty of EngineeringFaculty of Law & JusticeFaculty of Science, and UNSW Library.


Image: Operation Crayweed. Photographer: John Turnbull.


UNSW is located on the unceded territory of the Bedegal (Kensington campus), Gadigal (City and Paddington Campuses) and Ngunnawal peoples (UNSW Canberra) who are the Traditional Owners of the lands where each campus of UNSW is situated.