Water Research Centre

Management ideas and technologies for water users.

The Water Research Centre facilitates teams of researchers and industry  partners to work on water challenges. We provide the experts, stimulus and support needed to initiate and maintain projects.

Our goal? To solve water issues  in our areas of expertise, which include  contested and complex basin water management, digital water systems, engineering optimisation, urban design, water economics and law, and much more.

Murray-Darling Basin

Contested and complex basins, large-scale water resource systems, and water allocation.

Security & sustainability

Resilience in dryland environments, ecosystem services, climate risk, and natural disasters.

Technology, engineering & design

Urban design, and efficient supply for agriculture, energy, infrastructure, mining & municipalities.


Water law, literacy and communication, Indigenous water, and international development.