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The School’s Water Research Centre ( WaterGUM group ) jointly with Stormwater NSW is hosting upcoming Online Forum series – “The State of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) in NSW...
A UNSW researcher from WRC explains how our perceptions of smell differ and why products like perfume or deodorant don’t always make us smell nicer.
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This morning on the ABC Sydney Breakfast show, Wendy Harmer & Robiie Buck discuss the government descision to pause the expansion of the Kurnell desalination plant with Professor Stuart Khan...




The NHASP  Partnership is a multi-party initiative which seeks to better manage algal blooms in the Melbourne region.

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6th Australian and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop at the UNSW Kensington.

Professor Denis O'Carroll

Our Centre Director Professor Denis O'Carroll


Meet our academic researchers who are making their mark in water research.


intensifying, countryside drying up. Prof Ashish Sharma and Dr Conrad Wasko.


 to bring extreme waves, damage to once placid areas. Prof Ian Turner and Dr Mitchell Harley.

Partner Centres

Partner Centres


The Water Research Laboratory (WRL) - is a world-leading academic research and consulting laboratory that endeavours to tackle the most challenging and pressing water-engineering problems faced by the world today relating to water and the environment.


The UNSW Global Water Institute (UNSW-GWI) is a world leader in water research, innovation and problem solving. The Institute is a truly multi-disciplinary venture. Drawing on water expertise from seven faculties and 13 specialist centres across the University, WRC included.