Welcome to the UNSW Water Research Centre

The Water Research Centre (WRC) is an international leading University Centre that provides multidisciplinary research in water resources, engineering, management and the development of tools for environmental management and sustainability for improving the aquatic and atmospheric environments.

The Water Research Centre consists of two research nodes at the Kensington campus and the Water Research Laboratory at Manly Vale. The Centre operates as an externally funded University of New South Wales (UNSW) research centre within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Vision Statement

“Australia’s water future will require synthetic understanding coupled with innovative approaches to all aspects of the water cycle; water use and re-use; aquatic environments; flooding; estuaries and the coast.

Our vision for the UNSW Water Research Centre is to continue UNSW’s 60 year history of leading water research within a holistic perspective of water from catchment to ocean.”