The Australian Urban Water Industry Research Priorities Agenda provides strong direction and focus to support and guide research investment across the Australian urban water industry.
The urban water industry faces a number of challenges including population growth, climate change, and an ever growing need for well-functioning, digitally connected and liveable cities. In addressing these challenges, R&D can provide a vehicle for exploring and discovering potential new opportunities across all areas of water and wastewater services.
In this landscape, the Agenda has been developed to enable the urban water industry to rally as a collective and drive collaborative research, development and innovation that benefits the urban and regional communities we serve. The Agenda is designed to help the water industry prepare for and manage significant future challenges and provide a catalyst for taking full advantage of recent rapid advancements in technology and the industry’s growing appetite for innovation.