The Value of Research Project

Don’t settle for the tip of the iceberg.

WaterRA is dedicated to ensuring the safety, security and sustainability of our most vital resource.

Our collaborative research efforts translate to realworld solutions for the water industry, so generations of Australians can thrive now and in the future.

Realise all the benefits of your research investment

Today, research needs to deliver clear, demonstrable impact - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

At WaterRA we drive real impact through collaboration and believe there’s more value to be gained from research. We want our members to secure that value and ensure their investment benefits all aspects of their business, keeping customers’ needs at the forefront - this has driven the creation of the Value of Research Project.

An initiative of WaterRA, the Value of Research Project will enable water utilities to derive the maximum value from their research activities through the development of: 

Research Value Framework
Quality guidelines to maximising value from research projects’ above Value Metrics

Value Metrics
A toolbox of ways to assess tangible and intangible impacts and value

Training and Change Management
Resources measuring impact and value

These deliverables will be instrumental to water organisations going forward, enabling them to drive business and economic decisions based on evidence and build capacity through technical and organisational skills development. But we know we can’t do this alone. You’re the experts and your contribution is vital to the success and adoption of such an initiative. Download the Project Prospectus to learn more about the benefits of your research investment.



 Download Phase 1 Report