CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Its research activities reflect national and international priorities. The Land and Water Flagship addresses the challenges posed by human interactions with the environment, to help build resilient, productive and healthy cities, industries and ecosystems.
Of particular relevance to the Centre of Excellence is the Flagship's Liveable, Sustainable and Resilient Cities Program which is conducting research to ensure Australian cities can meet the demands that climate change and population growth will place on our limited water resources. It is the country's largest urban water research program.
Urban water researchers aim to identify and help develop emerging technologies for water recycling and to enhance our knowledge about the protection and restoration of water quality.
Advancing resource recovery - new report
A Centre-funded report that takes an investor’s perspective to recovering resources from wastewater is gaining traction with industry overseas… Read more
Recharging aquifers with treated wastewater cost effective for heavy industry
Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) with recycled treated wastewater is a cost-effective option for augmenting non potable water supplies at Kwinana’s heavy industry precinct near Perth according to a new report by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence. … Read more
Join the conversation about Perth's water future
Two Centre projects describing how recycled water can recharge aquifers in Perth have been featured in CSIRO’s online blog Ecos. … Read more
Innovation a key component to the expansion of water recycling in Australia
The Centre welcomes a national dialogue on water recycling among private enterprise innovators and the role Australia’s peak water association has taken in fostering the ongoing involvement of industry.… Read more