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Research & Development Excellence Award National Finalists (sponsored by WaterRA)

The winner of the National Research and Development Excellence Award will soon be announced at Ozwater’21.

This award recognises projects that challenge current practice and address the need for a sustainable future. Our national finalists have added to the conservation or better use of water resources, knowledge of water technology, environment, sociology, economics or culture aspects.

Watch the following videos to learn more about our national finalists and their projects in the running for this award.


Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment – CSIRO and collaborators


Naegleria Fowleri in Drinking Water Distribution Systems – CSIRO & Water Corporation

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Rapid Development and Implementation of a Wastewater Surveillance Tool for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) – SA Water & WaterRA


Zero-Energy Sewage Treatment: Harnessing the Power of Biogas – The University of Queensland, Urban Utilities, City of Gold Coast, SA Water, Water Corporation and University of Technology Sydney


Victorian Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 (ColoSSoS VIC Node) – WaterRA and ColoSSoS Project Partners


Development of Wastewater Epidemiology for NSW. Collaboration on SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring in Wastewater – Sydney Water, WaterRA & Water Unit – NSW Health (NSW)

Join us at Ozwater’21 to see who takes out the title.