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Identifying the cost of algal blooms in Australia
In 2000, Atech Group estimated the cost of algal blooms to extractive water users in Australia to be approximately $95 million AUD/year. Today, this figure is likely to be significantly higher due to the increased proliferation of algal blooms,...
Call for young water professionals to join WaterRA’s RLPAC Committee
Water Research Australia has called for Expressions of Interest from young water professionals to join its Research Leadership Program Advisory Committee (RLPAC).
WaterRA students celebrate success
Water Research Australia would like to congratulate two students who have recently had research papers published.
Welcome Rebecca Connell
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce that Rebecca Connell has commenced as Governance and Administration Officer.
Prestigious Nancy Millis Memorial PhD Award 2021 recipient announced
A WaterRA BIG Team congratulations to Kaili Li who has been presented with this year’s Nancy Millis Memorial Award.
Celebrating 25 years of Health Stream
Water Research Australia is delighted to bring you the 100th issue of Health Stream – celebrating 25 years of providing information and analysis for water and health professionals.
Interested in a PhD in water research?
As Australia and the world confront the growing challenges of climate change, natural disasters and a growing population, water resource management has never been more important.
GPG to Sanitary Surveys and Monitoring to Support the Management of Drinking Water Catchments
A detailed assessment of a drinking water catchment’s source waters is necessary to define requirements for source control and treatment regimes.
WaterRA student celebrates success in research undertaken to support utilities
Water Research Australia PhD Student Md Sharif Hossain has had a research paper published in the prestigious MDPI journal 'Sensors'.
GWRC activities overview 2019-20
The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) is a non-profit organisation that serves as a focal point for the global collaboration for research planning and execution on water and wastewater related issues.
Season's Greetings from WaterRA
On behalf of the Water Research Australia Board and staff I would like to wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year holiday season.
ColoSSoS Project nominated for award
The ColoSSoS Project's Victorian Node has been nominated as a finalist for the ‘R&D Excellence Award’ at the 2020/21 Victorian Water Awards.
Detecting harmful algal blooms in real time
Application of in situ fluorometers for monitoring algal blooms in water supply systems: potential for real time treatment validation and reactive chemical adjustment (WaterRA Project #4523)
PFActS | A series of factsheets on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
Water Research Australia's PFActS series of factsheets have been designed to assist Australian and global water utilities navigate the risks, regulations, treatment options and monitoring recommendations specifically relating to per- and...
WATCH: ColoSSoS Project Director, Dr Kelly Hill
This week Water Research Australia's ColoSSoS Project Director, Dr Kelly Hill, spoke about national sewage surveillance for COVID-19 with ABC News 24.
Remote sensing for utilities: Survey
SmartSatCRC, CSIRO and FrontierSI are collaborating on a public good project in water-related areas and issues, and as someone with vast experience in the water sector, and are reaching out to the water sector for support.
Our 2020 webinars are now all available in one spot!
Water Research Australia members can now access all our 2020 webinar recordings.
WaterRA celebrates NAIDOC Week
Water Research Australia celebrated NAIDOC Week with a special pre-screening of the Water Wonders research documentary.
The Good Practice Guide to achieving value from research
Water Research Australia is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated release of our Good Practice Guide to achieving value from research — now available for members to download on the WaterRA website.
ColoSSoS recognised for R&D excellence
The ColoSSoS Project – Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 – was awarded the ‘R&D Excellence Award’ at the 2020 South Australian Water Awards.
We were delighted to host our first virtual AGM last Wednesday—delivered by our technology partner Vero Voting—with 100 attendees from across our BIG Team of members and partners.
WaterRA welcomes new and re-elected board members
Water Research Australia is pleased to announce the election of two new directors to its board, as well as the re-election of two sitting directors.
Farewell to WaterRA Chair Shaun Cox
Water Research Australia would like to thank Shaun Cox for the tremendous contribution he has made as Chair of the WaterRA Board over the past six years.
The Value of Research Project to release Good Practice Guide
WaterRA’s Value of Research Project was created to ensure members derive maximum value from their investment in research, and that research benefits can be realised through all aspects of a business and at all stages of a project.
ColoSSoS Project nominated for award
The ColoSSoS Project – Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 – has been nominated as a finalist for the ‘R&D Excellence Award’ at the 2020 South Australian Water Awards.
WaterRA 2019-20 Annual Report out now
Thank you to our BIG Team for continuing with us on our journey to build healthy people, healthy lives and a healthy planet.
Join us for our 2020 Annual General Meeting
The staff and Board of Water Research Australia (WaterRA) are pleased to announce that our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 3.00pm AEDT. .
COVID-19 latest: Interview with Dr Kelly Hill
Water Research Australia Research Manager and ColoSSoS Project Director, Dr Kelly Hill, discusses the water industry's response to COVID-19.
Australia to assist South East Asia with early warning COVID-19 surveillance
The Australian water sector is set to help South East Asian nations develop an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 prevalence in wastewater.
RLP member survey
Over the past 10 years, our highly successful Education Program has supported over 75 students to complete their studies while simultaneously delivering vital and innovative research for and within the water industry.
2020 Director Elections have commenced
Water Research Australia is driven by passionate and highly-skilled members of our BIG Team who sit on the Board of Directors. Our member community is key to WaterRA’s success, and the Board plays a crucial role by ensuring a strong strategic...
Farewell Steve Capewell
Water Research Australia would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to Dr Steve Capewell, who will step down as a Board Director at the end of August, following his departure from Water Corporation.
The Value of Research - Stakeholder feedback
Stakeholder feedback on the draft 'Good Practice Guide to Achieving Value of Research' has been extended until COB Tuesday 25th August, 2020.
ColoSSoS – best practice principles for communication & data integration
ColoSSoS Project Director, Dr Kelly Hill, presented to the European Commission Town Hall Gathering in July on WaterRA's ColoSSoS project.
WaterRA welcomes Marlene Hsu
Chartered water engineering professional, Marlene Hsu, has joined Water Research Australia as a Research Manager based in Sydney.
Utilities and Reservoir Reserves: Preparedness for public access
Opening reservoir reserves to allow recreational access can be beneficial to communities.
Nominations invited for Board Directors
Water Research Australia is pleased to announce the beginning of this year's search for passionate and highly-skilled members of our BIG Team to join our Board of Directors.
Pandemic response sees ColoSSoS effort by water industry
The ColoSSoS Project – Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance of SARS-COV-2 — is tracking and monitoring the presence and persistence of fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the Australian sewerage network, providing information on where...
Welcome to new member Hydronumerics
Water Research Australia would like to welcome specialist water resource engineering and integrated hardware and software provider, Hydronumerics, to the BIG Team.
AWS launch webinar | Australian Rainfall Runoff 2019
AWS goes live with its Australian Rainfall Runoff webinar
WaterRA welcomes new member Orange City Council
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its newest Associate member, Orange City Council.
What's on at Horizon 2021
Our Horizon annual planning event is just around the corner - here's what you need to know.
Research and innovation on show at OzWater
WaterRA is proud to be OzWater's Research Innovation Award sponsor.
Staff movements at WaterRA
WaterRA farewells Research Manager Kathy Northcott and welcomes Dr Marty Hancock.
WaterRA is the new home of the Australian Water School
WaterRA is pleased to announce that we are the new custodians of the Australian Water School (AWS)
Have your say on water safety and effect-based monitoring (EBM)
The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) want your views on water safety and effect-based monitoring (EBM).
WaterRA and the ARC-EEsep collaborate for the Water Innovation Webinar Series
Join us and ARC-EEsep for the Water Innovation Webinar Series.
WaterRA farewells Kathy Northcott
Please join the Board and staff of Water Research Australia (WaterRA) in extending our thanks and best wishes to Research Manager, Kathy Northcott, who will be stepping down at WaterRA to take up an exciting opportunity with WaterRA member Veolia...
WaterRA welcomes Dr Marty Hancock
WaterRA is delighted to welcome Dr Marty Hancock to our research services team
The latest updates on our Board of Directors
Welcome to Mark Gobbie our new Independent Chair
We are very delighted to announce Mark Gobbie as our new Independent Chair
Issue 97 of Health Stream has just been released!
WaterRA are pleased to announce the arrival of Issue 97 of our quarterly Health Stream publication.
EnviSMART national weekly environmental science seminar series launches
WaterRA is pleased to support The University of Melbourne's EnviSMART seminar series
New factsheet available for Project 4519
WaterRA is pleased to release the factsheet for Project 4519 'Improving current enteric viral surveillance through wastewater monitoring'.
WaterRA contributes to COVID-19 expertise for launch of Rapid Research Information Forum
WaterRA Research Manager Dr Kelly Hill, has recently been involved with the launch of the new Rapid Research Information Forum (RRIF).
Prestigious Nancy Millis Memorial PhD Award 2020 recipient announced
A WaterRA BIG Team congratulations to Minh Duc Nguyen who has been presented the Nancy Millis Memorial Award.
WaterRA leads national collaboration on sewage surveillance to support Australia's COVID-19 response
Media Release: 'Water Research Australia' leads national collaboration on sewage surveillance to support Australia's COVID-19 response
WaterRA welcomes Joel Voortman
WaterRA is delighted to announce that Joel Voortman has commenced as Digital Engagement Lead.
New Student Masters Project available for funding
New RFF available on the topic of 'Understanding drivers of cyanobacterial dynamics and toxin production in two drinking water reservoirs in Darwin'.
2020 Catchment Forum VIRTUAL
WaterRA delivers first ever online conference, 2020 Catchment Forum VIRTUAL, to great success!
UPDATE | RLP: Barwon Scholarship
RLP: Barwon Scholarship on hold due to COVID-19
Isle Utilities launches COVID-19 'WhatsApp' group for global water professionals
Isle Utilities has launched a 'WhatsApp' group in response to COVID-19 to harness the collaboration of the global water industry.
Release of the final report for Project 1110 on Benthic Cyanobacteria
WaterRA is pleased to release the final report for Project 1110 Benthic cyanobacteria: An aesthetic and toxic risk to be evaluated.
Early Career Researchers ODay
The day was full of professional development learning including presentations on ‘Who is WaterRA’, ‘Water – the big picture’, Networking opportunities’ and the ‘value of connecting and collaboration’.
New RFFs Available
We have released four new and exciting RFFs for members to commit funding for specific research issues.
ANNOUNCEMENT | Member events update due to COVID-19
Given the global pandemic status of COVID-19 and its increasing occurrence in Australia, we have made some changes to our upcoming events
Message from the CEO
WaterRA is aware of the increasing occurrence and severity of COVID-19 in Australia.