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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.
WIOA Water Recycle Interest Day
WaterRA’s very own Research Manager Kathy Northcott, presented in WIOA’s Victorian Advisory Committee Water Recycling Day in Melbourne providing a great platform of discussion for around 30 members and guests in attendance.
SARS-CoV-2 Water and Sanitation Factsheet Update
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) also widely known as COVID-19, has been developing rapidly throughout the world and it is more important than ever to keep yourself updated and informed with credible information from...
Welcome Jacqueline Frizenschaf
WaterRA is delighted to announce that Jacqueline Frizenschaf has commenced as General Manager Research Services.
Meet our day two keynote speaker
Keynote speaker announcement | Dr. Fernando L. Rosario-Ortiz
2019 Members Survey
We want to hear from you!
Welcome Annalise Toms
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce that Annalise Toms has commenced as Communications Officer.
Welcome to new member Research Laboratory Services
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its newest Associate Member, Research Laboratory Services.
Farewell Christobel Ferguson
Please join the Board and staff of Water Research Australia (WaterRA) in extending our thanks and best wishes to Senior Research Manager, Christobel Ferguson, who will be leaving our shores to take up a great opportunity as Chief Innovation...
WaterRA student news and updates
Water Research Australia is proud to share the following successes from its student program.
Season's Greetings from WaterRA
On behalf of the Water Research Australia Board and staff we would like to wish you and your families a safe and prosperous Christmas and New Year holiday season.
Welcome to new member University of Tasmania
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its newest Research Member, University of Tasmania.
WaterRA welcomes Jessica Burgess
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce that Jessica Burgess has commenced as Engagement Officer.
Is your water intake at risk of cyanobacterial blooms?
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are a diverse group of photosynthetic bacteria with the ability to colonise a range of environmental niches.
Welcome Rita Henderson
Water Research Australia is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Rita Henderson from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to our Board.
Sponsor a student project
The WaterRA Research Leadership Program (RLP) transforms water industry businesses through professional development opportunities to enhance skills, knowledge and training of water professionals at all stages of their professional career.
WaterRA welcomes Ella Pietsch
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
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
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
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its newest Industry Member, Sydney Water.
WaterRA project wins Queensland water award
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
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
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!
The recent call for nominations to the Water Research Australia Board closed on Friday 16th August.
Welcome to new members SA Health
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
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
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
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
Water Research Australia will call for Board Director nominations on Friday 2nd August, 2019.
A legend born from the microbial world
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
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
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
The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) has released its 2018 Annual Review.
WaterAid Winnovators employee programme
Could you solve an international water, sanitation and hygiene problem?
Members Meeting & WiSE event showcases WaterRA research
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
The latest instalment of WIOA Talks will feature WaterRA's Value of Operator Competency Project.
Congratulations WaterRA student Cameron McPhail
Water Research Australia would like to congratulate its student Cameron McPhail.
Welcome to new members HARC
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce its newest associate member, HARC.
Key research from the Robust Recycling Project published
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
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
Cryptosporidium and Giardia fact sheet now available!
New journal 'Water Conservation Science & Engineering'
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
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
Water Research Australia is delighted to welcome its newest industry member, Icon Water.
Congratulations WaterRA student Florence Choo!
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
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce that Dr Kathy Northcott has commenced as Research Manager.
Christobel Ferguson joins the team
Water Research Australia is delighted to announce that Dr Christobel Ferguson has commenced as Research Manager.
Proposed review into legionella implications for industry
Legionella in our water systems is an ever-present and potentially growing risk for the industry.
Happy Easter from WaterRA
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.
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Far North Queensland Water Quality Symposium
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
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.