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WaterRA welcomes Ella Pietsch
October 23, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce that Ella Pietsch has commenced as Governance and Administration Officer.
Guide to measurement and use of Ct released
October 10, 2019
Water Research Australia is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Water Industry Operator’s Association of Australia (WIOA) in the publication of an occasional paper 'Guide to the measurement and use of Ct'.
WaterRA 2018-19 Annual Report out now
October 1, 2019
Thank you to our BIG Team for continuing with us on our journey to build healthy people, healthy lives and a healthy planet.
Welcome to new member Sydney Water
September 16, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its newest Industry Member, Sydney Water.
WaterRA project wins Queensland water award
September 13, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its collaborative research project – An Integrated Approach to Iron Salt Use in Urban Water Systems – was the Research Innovation Award Winner at the Australian Water Association’s Queensland Water...
WaterRA hosts successful Horizon event
September 12, 2019
Water Research Australia members and invited guests participated in our annual Horizon planning event in Melbourne on 11th and 12th of September.
Farewell Susan Spragg
August 28, 2019
Please join the Board and staff of Water Research Australia in extending our thanks and best wishes to Sue Spragg, who is retiring from the organisation on Friday 30th August.
Director elections commence next week!
August 26, 2019
The recent call for nominations to the Water Research Australia Board closed on Friday 16th August.
Welcome to new members SA Health
August 19, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its newest associate member, SA Health's Department for Health and Wellbeing.
Water Industry issues, challenges and strategies for PFAS management
August 15, 2019
Water Research Australia, in collaboration with Melbourne Water, South East Water, GWRC and WSAA will be hosting a special panel session at the 8th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference – incorporating the 2nd International PFAS...
Nominations invited for Board Directors 2019
August 1, 2019
At this year’s WaterRA AGM on 30th October 2019, four new Board Directors will be appointed. Nominations are now sought to fill these vacancies which are for three Directors nominated by Research Members and one Director nominated by Industry...
WaterRA staff updates
July 30, 2019
In the coming month the Water Research Australia team will welcome Dr Arash Zamyadi, who has been appointed as a Research Manager and will commence on 26th August, 2019.
Nominations to be invited for Board Directors
July 30, 2019
Water Research Australia will call for Board Director nominations on Friday 2nd August, 2019.
A legend born from the microbial world
July 29, 2019
Water Research Australia Research Manager, Dr Christobel Ferguson, has spent over 30 years in the microbial world – fascinated by microorganisms and their ability to grow and adapt to all sorts of environments.
WaterRA to host second data science workshop
July 23, 2019
Due to popular demand, Water Research Australia will host a second ‘R for Water Professionals’ workshop to support utility and water industry professionals develop skills and capabilities that benefit individuals and industry.
New fact sheet on Bryozoans
July 16, 2019
Are you worried about Plumatella in your source water? Having fouling problems in your filters or have you observed a significant drop in pipeline flow?
GWRC Annual Review 2018
July 15, 2019
The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) has released its 2018 Annual Review.
WaterAid Winnovators employee programme
June 27, 2019
Could you solve an international water, sanitation and hygiene problem?
Members Meeting & WiSE event showcases WaterRA research
June 25, 2019
Water Research Australia hosted its first Members Meeting & WiSE event for 2019 in Adelaide on Tuesday 25th June.
Webinar: Training and Competency Development in Water Industry Operations
June 18, 2019
The latest instalment of WIOA Talks will feature WaterRA's Value of Operator Competency Project.
Congratulations WaterRA student Cameron McPhail
June 12, 2019
Water Research Australia would like to congratulate its student Cameron McPhail.
Welcome to new members HARC
June 5, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its newest associate member, HARC.
Key research from the Robust Recycling Project published
May 29, 2019
The article 'A critical control point approach to the removal of chemicals of concern from water for reuse' has been published in the Water Research journal.
The Value of Research - Phase 1 report released
May 29, 2019
In early 2018, the Board of WaterRA approved the development of a project plan to address an identified need that the benefits of research are not being fully measured or realised. This led to the creation of the project ‘Value of Research’ (VoR)...
Giardia duodenalis assemblage E identified for the first time in humans in Australia
May 29, 2019
Cryptosporidium and Giardia fact sheet now available!
New journal 'Water Conservation Science & Engineering'
May 27, 2019
Water Conservation Science and Engineering is a new internationally refereed journal published by Springer that welcomes good quality submissions in a broad range of water related topics.
Check out our latest research opportunities
May 23, 2019
Water Research Australia has created a webpage outlining all opportunities for members to become involved our collaborative water solutions.
Welcome to new members Icon Water
May 17, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to welcome its newest industry member, Icon Water.
Congratulations WaterRA student Florence Choo!
May 8, 2019
WaterRA student Florence Choo, from the University of New South Wales, won the National Student Water Prize at this year's Australian Water Awards at OzWater19.
Kathy Northcott joins the team
April 29, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce that Dr Kathy Northcott has commenced as Research Manager.
Christobel Ferguson joins the team
April 18, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce that Dr Christobel Ferguson has commenced as Research Manager.
Proposed review into legionella implications for industry
April 16, 2019
Legionella in our water systems is an ever-present and potentially growing risk for the industry.
Happy Easter from WaterRA
April 15, 2019
On behalf of the Water Research Australia Board and Team we would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy Easter break.
April 15, 2019
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Far North Queensland Water Quality Symposium
April 11, 2019
Water Research Australia was proud to be part of the Far North Queensland Water Quality Symposium, held in Cairns on April 9th and 10th.
Value of Research Project enters Phase 2
April 10, 2019
With Claire McInnes leaving WaterRA, we have asked Christobel Ferguson to now support the Value of Research project into Phase 2 with Karen Rouse remaining the Project Sponsor.
Announcement from the CEO: WaterRA staff changes
April 2, 2019
In the coming month there will be some significant changes to the Water Research Australia team. Our Senior Research Manager, Claire McInnes, will be leaving the organisation to take up a great opportunity to return to her 'aviation roots' in a...
WaterRA students win prestigious water awards
March 21, 2019
Water Research Australia students, past and present, celebrated success at the Australian Water Association's NSW Branch Awards earlier this month.
Carp project update
March 21, 2019
The Australian Government has funded the National Carp Control Plan to develop a strategy to drastically reduce carp densities in Australian inland waterways (rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams and reservoirs).
Managing the emerging contaminant paradigm
March 19, 2019
A workshop was held on 27th February at the University of New South Wales in Sydney to discuss better ways to manage the issue of emerging contaminants and learn how to use the tool developed within the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC)...
WaterRA to host panel session at OzWater
March 18, 2019
Water Research Australia is excited to announce it will run a panel session at this year's OzWater entitled: The future role of catchments - are liveability outcomes aligned to public health protection?
Factsheet: Global Summary on Phosphorus Recovery
March 15, 2019
The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) has recently released a Global Summary on Phosphorus Recovery factsheet.
Welcome to new members Natural Logic
March 12, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to welcome its newest associate member, Natural Logic
PFAS and Groundwater Workshop success
March 8, 2019
On Thursday March 7th Water Research Australia held a workshop in conjunction with Flinders University's National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT).
Nominate now: 2019 NMI Prize and Barry Inglis Medal
March 5, 2019
Nominations are now open for the NMI Prize and the Barry Inglis Medal. These annual awards celebrate excellence in measurement.
Congratulations Damien Moodie
February 27, 2019
In February Water Research Australia PhD candidate Damien Moodie was awarded the best conference paper at the Australian Water Association (AWA) Biosolids National Conference held in Brisbane.
Congratulations Adam Tomlinson
February 21, 2019
Water Research Australia would like to congratulate Adam Tomlinson on the completion of his Thesis 'The role of Phytoplankton as pre-cursors for disinfection by-product formation upon chlorination'.
Prioritisation of Contaminants Workshop: Last chance to register
February 20, 2019
Water Research Australia will host a project workshop at the University of New South Wales in Sydney on the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) project 'Prioritisation of Contaminants' by Prof Stuart Khan.
Sold out research and innovation conference exceeds expectations
February 14, 2019
Water Research Australia's research and innovation conference - Next Water - combined over 200 delegates from across the world to participate in lively and engaging discussions regarding the future of, and research opportunities in the water...
Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) quarterly update
February 4, 2019
GWRC releases quarterly update.
WaterRA's Value of Research Project
January 29, 2019
Do you know what the value of research is to your organisation?
January 21, 2019
The project to update the Good Practice Guide to the Operation of Drinking Water Supply Systems for the Management of Microbial Risk has now started.
Welcome to new members Western Sydney University
January 14, 2019
Water Research Australia is delighted to welcome its newest research member, Western Sydney University (WSU).
Congratulations to our recent graduates!
December 19, 2018
Water Research Australia is pleased to announce our most recent student graduates.
Season's Greetings from WaterRA
December 19, 2018
On behalf of the Water Research Australia Board and Team we would like to wish you and your families a safe and prosperous Christmas and New Year holiday season.
Welcome to our newest members
December 19, 2018
We are delighted to advise that D-CAT have joined Water Research Australia.
EOI: Update to 'Guide to Recreation in Australian Drinking Water Catchments'
December 17, 2018
The original 'Guide to Recreation in Australian Drinking Water Catchments' was a logical, systematic and transparent means of understanding the basis of decisions.
Webinar: Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for Prioritisation of Emerging Contaminant Research Needs
November 28, 2018
The Water Research Foundation is hosting a free webinar on Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for Prioritisation of Emerging Contaminant Research Needs.
Vale Ross Young
November 27, 2018
Water Research Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of Ross Young.