Nominations are open for the state-based Research and Development Excellence Awards offered by the Australian Water Association.

This award recognises projects challenging current practice to address the need for a sustainable future. Project outcomes must demonstrably add to the conservation or better use of water resources, knowledge of water technology, environment, sociology, economics or culture.

As leaders in collaborative water research, Water Research Australia supports innovation in the sector through long-term sponsorship of both the national and state-based Research and Development Excellence Awards, recognising research and development that has made a significant contribution to the water sector.

Entry for the R&D Excellence Award is at a state or territory level with nominations now open across most states in Australia. The awards are announced annually at events around the country calumniating in the awarding of the national R&D Excellence Award at the Ozwater’25 conference.

“Research is the core of what we do and the foundation for innovation and growth in the sector,” WaterRA CEO Karen Rouse said. “We are delighted to be able to recognise the outstanding research that will take place across Australia now and into the future.”

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