Our water engineering researchers are working to tackle the world’s current and future water challenges. Our internationally-recognised Water Research Centre (WRC) is at the forefront of multidisciplinary fundamental and applied research across water engineering disciplines. Within the WRC, the Water Research Laboratory (WRL) spans four hectares and is home to state-of-the-art facilities to support our research efforts.

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Research themes

Our team of experts are focused on research in the following areas:

  • Atmospheric emissions, pollutants and odours
  • Biogeochemical processes
  • Civil engineering hydraulics
  • Coastal, ocean and estuarine engineering and management
  • Emerging and persistent contaminants (e.g. PFAS and microplastics)
  • Ecohydraulics
  • Environmental studies and climate change adaptation
  • Groundwater research and management
  • Humanitarian engineering
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Hydrology and water resources
  • Offshore renewable energy
  • Trace organics
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Water Green-Urban-Management (WaterGUM)