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Communities of Interest

Communities of Interest (CoI) are our primary mechanism to support collaboration in our research focus areasCommunities of Interest

CoIs are formed around broad focus areas or specific issues in the water industry. WaterRA members can join any CoI and non-members can participate in some workshops.

CoIs include project initiation discussions, problem definition workshops, discussions on evaluating options and defining the research, knowledge transfer or adoption needs.

  • WaterRA will convene CoIs and Problem Definition Workshops and will use a combination of targeted invitations and calls for expressions of interest to ensure the right mix of skills are represented
  • There is no fee for Member organisations to participate in a CoI or problem definition workshop
  • Non-member initiated CoIs will incur a charge. The approximate cost for convening a Problem Definition Workshop is in the range of $2,000 - 6,000, depending on venue and presenter costs (e.g. flights, accommodation, venue, catering etc).
  • For some specific CoI topics, there may be a need to cover a portion of WaterRA's external costs. These may therefore be operated on a cost-recovery basis to Members (as agreed at the time these CoIs / PDWs are initiated).
  • Following a problem definition workshop a Project Proposal will be developed followed by a Request for Funding (RFF) document and then a Request for Proposal (RFP) to undertake the work once funds are secured.

Active Communities of Interest

For more information on these Communities of Interest click on the links below [member only access]


Antibiotic Resistance

Catchment Management

Alternative Water

- Data Science 

- Integrated Water Management