Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation

CERAR's research is to help reduce the negative impact on the environment and to safeguard the social, economic and physical health of our planet’s people. 

Top 100CERAR is the only research centre in Australasia that focuses specifically on both environmental risk assessment and remediation (reversing or stopping environmental damage). Professionals in both of these fields are in demand and CERAR’s high quality graduates are helping to fill the employment shortfall.

We are at the forefront of environmental contamination research both nationally and internationally. Our students benefit from links with research partners including the Department of Defence, AUSAid and UNICEF.

CERAR trains postgraduate students in the areas of:

  • Contamination assessment
  • Human and ecological risk assessment
  • Remediation/management of contaminated sites
  • Development of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable remediation solutions and technologies for soil and water contamination
  • Sustainable management of waste resources

Research programs are offered at Honours, Masters and PhD level. In addition, tailor-made short courses are offered to professionals needing specific vocational training in order to tackle environmental contamination issues in their jobs. CERAR also offers consultancy services to external organisations.

Contact us

Enquire about placements, research positions or partnership opportunities by contacting the team.

Building X,
University Boulevard,
Mawson Lakes,
South Australia  5095,
Ph: 61 + (08) 8302 3328
Fax: 61 + (08) 8302 3057
Email: CERAR.enqiries@unisa.edu.au 

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