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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.
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
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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.