[ASC-media] Your link to the latest in Land and Water has arrived

Clare Peddie clare_peddie at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 24 16:03:04 EST 2003

Your link to the latest in Land and Water has arrived. Take a trip to Koo 
Wee Rup Swamp and join our intrepid scientists in their quest to understand 
the Mystery of the Mud. The dirt-flavoured detective stories continue, with 
an account of why some things – and places – are better left undisturbed. 
And we lift the lid on another earthy mystery, this time in Papua New 

Read all about it: Land and Water Link, online. 

Land and Water Link, November 2003


Murky Secrets Revealed

Where did all that mud in Western Port Bay (Vic.) come from? This mystery 
has been investigated by nine scientists from CSIRO Land and Water. Read how 
these scientists are not afraid to get their hands dirty in the cause of a 
cleaner environment.



The Science Behind the Western Port Bay Sediment Study

Can you fingerprint a mud sample? More about our intrepid scientists in 
their quest to understand the Mystery of the Mud.



Good Oil for PNG Producers

Another earthy mystery, this time in Papua New Guinea. PNG’s valuable oil 
palms are an important agricultural commodity – but some of them are getting 
sick. CSIRO researchers are working with partners to find out why this is 
happening and how it can be stopped. But what does this have to do with 



Pooling Water Resources

We all know how important water is, and how much we need to protect this 
most precious resource. CSIRO has joined with partners in the water industry 
to seek new ways to conserve and reuse our water. Find out about the new 
program that will help us all to get a lot more out of our water.



Feature Story: Why the Murray River Needs Help

Dr John Williams, Chief of CSIRO Land and Water, discusses how we can meet 
the challenge of helping the mighty Murray River – and ourselves – to a 
sustainable future



Tropical Rivers Forum



Safeguarding Dangerous Shores

The dirt-flavoured detective stories in this issue continue, with this 
account of why some things – and places – are better left undisturbed.



Pollution Beating Bugs

Although we may not all be fond of bugs, some of them can be extremely 
useful. The beneficial microbes that munch pollution are certainly helpful – 
and a team from CSIRO Land and Water tells us how.



Groundwater Flows and Salinity

Did you know that there may be a river or a lake beneath your feet right 
now? Groundwater flows are very complex – and a new publication informs us 
how these flows can affect salinity. With this knowledge we can look into 
new ways to plan for and manage the salinity problem in Australia.



Global Role for CSIRO Irrigation Research



CSIRO Irrigation Device Wins International Award


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Clare Peddie
Communication Officer
CSIRO Land and Water
Waite Road, Urrbrae, South Australia
Postal address: PMB 2 Glen Osmond, SA 5064 Australia
Ph: +61 8 8303 8452 Fax: +61 8 8303 8550
Web: www.clw.csiro.au

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