World leaders in water research, education, innovation and sustainability.
Leading with an inter-disciplinary approach to the complex challenges and opportunities facing water and related sectors worldwide.
UNSW-GWI is a large community of passionate academics and researchers with strong links and partnerships with government and industry.
Providing opportunities for members of the UNSW water community to participate in, and contribute to, high-impact projects and programs.
This area drives equitable water management to ensure just and sustainable outcomes for towns, agriculture and the environment. The work focuses on and building resilient and sustainable communities, improving water quality, alleviating poverty and reducing conflict.
We focus on activities to protect ecosystems and infrastructure at the intersection of marine and freshwater environments. A key priority is identifying and adapting to anthropogenic threats including storm surge, sea level rise and pollution.
Our activities are linked to Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to achieve water and sanitation for all by 2030. Projects are focused on the intersection of engineering, environmental humanities and public health disciplines where culturally appropriate approaches are co-designed to reduce disease and improve quality of life.
Here at GWI, our scope is incredibly broad — from cutting-edge innovations to best practice engineering design and everything in between.
Our expertise is grouped into seven categories containing 40 key capabilities. You can learn more about these by downloading our Capability Statement.
If you would like to chat about a water related issue or discuss a service, project or collaboration, please contact us and one of our experts will get back to you.
UNSW Sydney ranks among the top 50 universities globally, with more than 65,000 students and a research community of over 6,000.
Water at UNSW is taught as a cross-cutting discipline, through a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses embedded in science, engineering, law and arts.
UNSW-GWI was initiated in January 2016. The Institute has a membership of over 400 researchers, professional staff and PhD candidates spanning seven faculties and a dozen research centres. Explore our team to find out more.