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Impact and Adoption

We aim to maximise our delivery of sustained value to all sections of the Australian water industry and, through it, the wider community.

As our research program has matured and we gain greater appreciation of the project intellectual property (IP) being delivered, we have started to explore opportunities to align project outcomes. This provides an opportunity for project leaders to share and enhance their common research agendas, and for the Centre to align research outputs into impact areas to optimise adoption and impact of our research investment.

Aligning and evaluating the Centre’s research goals, research projects and research IP has resulted in the following six impact themes that define the value of the products and intellectual property generated through the Centre’s portfolio of managed projects. The themes are consistent with the Commonwealth funding objectives and align with the Centre’s research goals.

 

Impact Themes

The Centre is developing and assessing fit-for-purpose, sustainable, integrated water solutions for Australian industries (manufacturers, food processing, urban development, agriculture and mining).

The Centre is working with private enterprise, utility and regulators to reduce barriers to application of innovative treatment technologies and water management solutions.

The Centre is working with the water sector to develop a comprehensive planning, economic and governance framework for sustainable water solutions for communities and industry.

The Centre is working with private enterprise, utility and peak body representatives to enhance process efficiency and sustainability, maximising the use of recovered resource elements and energy efficiency.

The Centre is working with national and international water sector peak bodies to implement a structured approach to building and testing engagement on augmenting drinking water supplies.

The Centre is working with other research brokers, water associations and government sponsored enterprises to ensure that past and present investments in research and development are structured through national portals and on-line access to facilitate innovation and efficiency.