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Urban Water Security Research Alliance

Australian Water Research and Development Coalition
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Partnering for quality research

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The Alliance is a $50 million partnership over five years between the Queensland Government, CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, Griffith University and The University of Queensland. The Alliance has been formed to address South East Queensland's (SEQ's) emerging urban water issues with a focus on water security and recycling. The program brings new research capacity to SEQ tailored to tackling existing and anticipated future issues to inform implementation of the SEQ Water Strategy.

The program has brought an unparalleled capability and capacity in urban water research and development to SEQ, incorporating many years of world-class research expertise, to address Queensland’s current urban water challenges and anticipated future risks, assumptions and uncertainties facing SEQ’s water supply strategy.

The Alliance has actively collaborated with key stakeholders and other research organisations such as the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence (AWRCE), Water Quality Research Australia (WQRA), Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) and Cooperative Research Centres to make finite resources and research investment stretch further, producing a higher level of return on investment and more significant achievements than each organisation could manage working in isolation; thus resulting in a greater net benefit for the urban water sector.

The Alliance is a key member of the Australian Water Research and Development Coalition (AWRDC), recently formed in recognition of the benefits of coordination across research organisations in the urban water sector. This national level collaboration aims to deliver the best value for money R&D for the Australian urban water sector, undertaking priority R&D efficiently, limiting duplication of research and improving the effectiveness in translating R&D outcomes into practice for stakeholders.

 

Alliance Chair
Mr Chris Davis

Alliance Director
Mr Don Begbie

Queensland Government 

Dr Christine Williams
Assistant Director-General, Science Delivery, Department of Science, IT Innovation and The Arts

CSIRO
Mr Scott Keyworth
Manager, Research Adoption, Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship

Griffith University
Mr Larry Little
Chief Executive Officer, Smart Water Research Facility

The University of Queensland
Mr Ian Harris
Director, Research Partnerships, UQ Research and Innovation

Subjects
Applied Economics | Atmospheric Sciences | Analytical Biochemistry | Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Biological Sciences | Built Environment and Design | Bacteriology | Biological Assays (Bioassays) | Chemical Engineering | Civil Engineering | Climate Change Processes | Climate change and variability | Dam management | Earth Sciences | Ecology | Economics | Engineering | Environmental Science and Management | Environmental Sciences | Eco-hydrology | Ecological Economics | Environment and Resource Economics | Environmental Impact Assessment | Freshwater Ecology | Groundwater | Human Geography | Infectious Agents | Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management | Institutional governance - water industry | Microbiology | Other Economics | Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience | Pathogens in water | Purified Recycled Water (PRW) | Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment | Rainwater tanks | Recycled water | Residential water end use | Sociology | Studies in Human Society | Sewage treatment plants | Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology | Source control (water) | Stormwater harvesting | Surfacewater Hydrology | Total Water Cycle Management (TWCM) | Urban and Regional Planning | Urban Design | Urban and Regional Studies (Excl. Planning) | Urban water security | Wastewater Treatment Processes | Water Resources Engineering | Water and evaporation loss | Water contaminents | Water demand management | Water quality | Water sensitive cities | Water treatment | Water-energy nexus |

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Contact Information

don.begbie@csiro.au