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UNSW Global Water Institute - Opening Ceremony in Sri Lanka
Student-led project team, Impact Engineers, embarked on a trip to Sri Lanka last month for the official grand opening ceremony of their clean water initiative, the Pathuma Reverse Osmosis (RO)...
Denis O'Carroll in laboratory
UNSW Engineering researchers Associate Professor Denis O’Carroll, Professor Michael Manefield and Dr. Matthew Lee, along with UNSW Professor Naresh Kumar and University of Georgia Professor Qingguo Huang, have recently received...
UNSW's Dr. Susanne Schmeidl and Dr Zafar Adeel,Executive Director at the Pacific Water Research Centre at Simon Fraser University
The Arab region has dramatically low water availability, which for most countries falls below the global water-scarcity threshold ofone thousand cubic metres of water per person per year. In many...

Research centres and expertise

Research centres

The Institute draws on the expertise of UNSW research centres and facilities to bring a truly multi-disciplinary approach.


Our expertise is grouped into seven broad categories containing a total of 25 key capabilities.

About us

UNSW Global Water Institute team
Professor Greg Leslie

UNSW-GWI's Director.

Leadership team

Meet the leadership team and Steering Committee.

Australian Water Partnership

Launched by DFAT to share Australia's water expertise.

PLuS Alliance

Three prestigious research institutions join forces.