South Australia is the driest state, in the driest continent on Earth, so it makes sense that a trail-blazing research institution leading the way in water conservation, reuse, and recycling has emerged here: the Centre for Water Management and Reuse (CWMR).
Since its establishment in 2004, the CWMR’s research and consulting services have focused on:
- Water and waste water treatment
- Water reuse
- Total water cycle management
- Water sensitive urban design
- Environmental biotechnology
- Water utilisation from the River Murray; and
- The provision of water services for rural and desert communities.
Postgraduate and research students benefit from the CWMR’s links with industry, government and environmental agencies; and from our top quality research facilities including the Australian Irrigation and Hydraulics Technology Facility, which enables the testing and development of irrigation and hydraulic equipment for the irrigation sector.
Potential students, researchers and research partners are encouraged to contact the Centre for Water Management and Reuse.
World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*
The University of South Australia’s Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment has been acknowledged as a high-performing, progressive and engaging institute, earning impressive rankings for its teaching and research including:
- World top 100 for Engineering and Technology, top six in Australia and number one in South Australia in the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- Industry relevant research - number one in Australia for funding received from Commonwealth grants to CRCs.
- Excellence in Research Australia 2012 rated more than 86 per cent of our university’s assessed research as world standard or above, including a ranking of 4 for Engineering – a performance above world standard.
*2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings