Sponsor a student project

November 18, 2019

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.

Central to our program is the opportunity for organisations to sponsor a student research project.

Sponsoring student research projects creates invaluable partnerships and relationships across research and industry, allowing industry organisations to and connect with the next generation of high-calibre research leaders who work within the business to solve focused and, organisation-specific challenges.

Student research projects undertaken by PhD, Masters and Honours researchers provide an alternative, cost-effective solution to challenges industry is facing today, helping to rapidly unlock organisational innovation, capability, capacity, and skills.

Sponsoring student research projects also enhances professional development - offering vital networking, mentorship and professional support opportunities, all of which assist in creating well-rounded, industry-ready graduates.

The following PhD student projects are available for funding:

Assessing the removal of micropollutants in the hyporheic zones of in treated wastewater fed streams


Developing biomarkers of environmental exposure to PFAS substances to improve environmental policy and health


Assessing climate change impacts on water supply inflows

Please contact Research Capability Manager Carolyn Bellamy for more information on the above opportunities.