Issues Magazine

Articles about salinity

Water: What’s in Store?

By Greg Leslie

Access to clean water, its use on arable land and the damage it does during extreme weather are the big challenges for today’s water management.

Water shapes ecosystems, landscapes and human society; it sets the conditions under which life exists on Earth. Absence of water means absence of life.

Disasters – Yesterday’s Salinity Issue: Grist or Grit for the Science Integration Mill?

Issues 78: Disasters

Issues 78: Disasters

By Richard Price

As salinity researchers have learnt, many funding programs in science move at speeds and in trajectories that leave the performers of science in their wake, with integration the last hope for survival.

In 2007, Issues published an article on the threat of salinity by hydrogeologist and good friend Dr Ken Lawrie. He outlined the nature and causes of salinity, its then current and projected manifestations, and the great strides that had been made in developing and implementing solutions to what was once viewed as an enormous economic and environmental threat.