Celebrating its 25th anniversary and moving into refurbished premises will not distract The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Water Research from its commitment to creating sustainable design and management systems for our catchments, rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal seas.
The Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training Julie Bishop will open the renovated CWR at 11am tomorrow (Friday, September 28) on the UWA campus.
Since its inception in 1982, the Centre has made positive changes in the lives of approximately 50 million people globally; its technology is used in the supply of half of Australia’s water; 2000 users in 80 countries are helped by its software; and its hardware monitors water-quality in 30 locations.
Its Director, Professor Jorg Imberger, has received international awards for projects involving iconic destinations such as Venice Lagoon, Lake Como, Lake Victoria and Lake Kinneret, and the Sea of Galilee.
Located within The University of Western Australia, the Centre has a strong basis of curiosity-driven research. It is unique in natural systems research for its ability to link modelling and field-work and in its balance between research, field operations and service to industry.
“In keeping with this University’s aspirations of both serving the community and achieving global excellence, this Centre is internationally recognised as the leading research organisation in natural system science and engineering,” UWA’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson said.
“Despite our relative geographic isolation we remain vitally connected to the rest of the world. This Centre exemplifies our determination to be at the epicentre of global change and to support research that will benefit all mankind.”
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