Partner with us to secure our vital natural resources for future generations. Our researchers work in collaboration with industry and government to find innovative solutions tackling global environmental challenges.
The earth’s natural environment, its food supply, cities and economies are all fundamentally dependent on water. Its secure supply consistently rates as one of humanity’s biggest strategic challenges as the imbalance between supply and demand, caused by rapid population growth and industrialisation, over-extraction of water, chronic pollution and climate change, grows.
Water innovation is vital to a sustainable future and we take a holistic approach to the three pillars of water productivity and security: water planning, infrastructure and operations (technology), and governance.
We work with farmers, river and catchment managers and water utilities to develop practical solutions for their water challenges in urban and natural environments. Our collaborations in research and development have underpinned advances in water technology and policy including transformation in salinity management, wastewater treatment and remediation, irrigation supply, flood design, basin planning and river restoration.
Our research collaborations deliver innovative solutions with transformative outcomes for industry, communities and the environment.
We are developing new technologies and precision agriculture to boost agricultural production and reduce its environmental footprint to advance farm productivity needed to achieve food security for a global population expected to increase from 7.6 billion in 2018 to 9.8 billion by 2050.View
As many parts of the world face serious threat from water stress, our research provides valuable information and tools for governments, water management agencies and industries managing water in a changing and variable climate.View
To optimise environmental outcomes, our focus is on continual improvement of environmental water decisions by strengthening the quality of available information to support evidence-based decisions.View
Urban Water Infrastructure
From smarter delivery systems, to remediating and purifying wastewater and understanding the impacts of climate change and population growth on water supply – our research focus takes in the entire water cycle, providing effective, efficient infrastructure.View