Latest news

Global water institute research - Biogeochemistry laboratory
A/Prof Denis O’Carroll is investigating the fate and toxicity of engineered nanoparticles in the environment.
GWI hosts AWA delegation at Water Research Laboratory
GWI was out in force at Ozwater’17, held on 16-19 May at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.
Global water institute - membranes irrigation - Valeria Lima
Valeria is investigating the use of semi-permeable membranes for subsurface irrigation systems.

Upcoming events

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Australasian Groundwater Conference

11 July 2017 to 13 July 2017

Partner Workshop: Microbiology in Engineered Water Systems

4 September 2017 to 15 September 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.