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FDI seeks to deliver objective geopolitical analysis and intelligence on research areas that link the present to about 2050 that is relevant to individuals, government, companies & corporations, academia and the media. In particular it seeks to inform those who have the responsibility to advise and implement action that relates to FDI’s products.

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09 February 2016

Key Points Water that is found below the earth’s surface is referred to as groundwater. Groundwater use is increasing and it is the main source of water for much of Australia’s dry interior. Recent research suggests that groundwater replenishment rates may be slower than previously assessed. Australian groundwater characteristics may not be typical of the…

Global Food and Water Crises

04 February 2016

Global Food and Water Crises

30 December 2015

News from the CEO

  • February 10, 2016
    The New FDI Website

    Welcome to FDI’s new website. Some minor adjustments may be necessary but we hope you will enjoy using it. This week, FDI hosted a presentation by Professor Efraim Inbar from Begin-Sadat Centre of Strategic Studies.

  • January 12, 2016

    FDI, in collaboration with DFAT, with support from the Indian Ocean Rim Association Secretariat and the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, convened the second Indian Ocean Dialogue in Perth.

  • January 12, 2016

    We need healthy and fertile soils now more than ever. Projections suggest that the amount of arable land will be reduced by half by 2050. And yet, all we see are the full supermarket shelves and believe this will continue forever.

  • January 12, 2016

    Droughts are inevitable and soils throughout Australia are in decline with serious consequences. To alleviate these potentially serious outcomes, Australia urgently needs to focus on regenerating the health and resilience of its soils & landscapes.


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