ECM Faculty Focus
The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics proudly hosted the official launch of the Centre of Excellence for Ecohydrology, on Tuesday 23 June 2009.
The Centre is a significant partnership between The University of Western Australia, the Department of Agriculture and Food and Edith Cowan University, whose research will focus on water and nutrient management in a changing climate and deliver tangible benefits to the State's agricultural and water industries.
The Centre of Excellence is jointly led by Project Director, Adjunct Associate Professor Neil Coles, the Department of Agriculture and Food and Research Director, Winthrop Professor Keith Smettem, Head of School for the School of Environmental Systems Engineering.
The Centre of Excellence for Ecohydrology was officially opened by Mr Bill Marmion MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport who was joined by Vice Chancellor Professor Alan Robson and Winthrop Professor David Smith, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, to launch the new centre. The Faculty also welcomed representatives from Edith Cowan University, the Water Corporation, CSIRO, Rio Tinto, BG&E Engineering, Engineers Australia, the Department of Agriculture of Food and staff from the School of Environmental Systems Engineering and across the University.
The Centre of Excellence seeks to establish a world class research centre that promotes integrated research direction driven by feedback from industry, government policy and the monitoring of resource condition from productivity and environmental perspectives. The Centre will develop research and education initiatives that will build the States capacity to provide skilled research oriented graduates and aims to be the leading ecohydrological research centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Faculty congratulates Neil and Keith on the successful opening of the Centre of Excellence for Ecohydrology.