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Upcoming events


Partner Workshop: Microbiology in Engineered Water Systems

4 September 2017 to 15 September 2017
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13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference

13 November 2017 to 16 November 2017

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

Our team
Professor Nick Schofield

UNSW-GWI's inaugural 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.