Room 112, Level 1, Water Research Centre, Vallentine Annexe (H22), UNSW Kensington
UNSW Kensington, 2052
The UNSW Global Water Institute (UNSW-GWI) is a multidisciplinary institute across the faculties of Engineering, Law, Art Design & Architecture, Medicine and Science. Our mission is to contribute to a future where all communities have access to world-leading research, education, information and innovation to better manage water resources for drinking, agriculture and the protection of marine and freshwater ecosystems.
Our goal is to provide opportunities for members of the UNSW water community to participate in, and contribute to, high-impact projects and programs. Simply, we seek to identify opportunities across our three thematic areas that require collective action and multidisciplinary solutions
1. The Water governance and security theme covers water allocation & planning, policy, regulation and market-based instruments, the application of ecosystem science and community engagement to drive equitable water management to ensure just and sustainable outcomes for towns, agriculture and the environment. In a development context the work focuses on improving water quality, alleviating poverty, reducing conflict and building resilient and sustainable communities.
2. The Healthy Oceans – Resilient Coastlines theme focuses on activities to protect ecosystems and infrastructure at the intersection of marine and freshwater environments. Focused is placed on identifying and adapting to anthropogenic threats including storm surge, sea level rise and pollution. Activities include research and capacity building in natural and engineered systems for water quality protection, erosion control, coastal monitoring, estuarine management and trends in policy, regulations and frameworks for maritime trade, ecosystem science and protection of the natural and built environment.
3. The Safe Water: Access and Equity for All theme deals with water management in urban, peri-urban and rural communities in developed and developing contexts. Activities are linked to Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to achieve water and sanitation for all by 2030. Specific projects are focused on the role of water in promotion of livable communities in a warming climate and activities at the intersection of technical, environmental humanities and public health disciplines to develop culturally appropriate approaches to reduce mortality and disease and improve quality of life.
Committee on Hydraulic Structures
Committee on Experimental Methods and Instrumentation
Committee on Ecohydraulics
Committee on Fluid Mechanics
Committee on Climate Change Adaptation
Committee on Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics
Committee on Flood Risk Management
Committee on Groundwater Hydraulics and Management
IAHR/IWA Joint Committee on Marine Outfall Systems
Committee on Water Resources Management
Working Group on Drones in Hydraulics
Sustainable Development Goals Working Group
Committee on Global Water Security
Working Group on Nature Based Solutions