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Aussies living remotely lack assess to quality drinking water

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The Institute for Water Futures (IWF) leads research to understand change and enable action in Australia and beyond. Through our work, we grow capabilities across the water sector to inform decisions that anticipate our increasingly complex and uncertain water futures.


Social Responsibility of Algorithms and AI

Designing water technology and policy for uncertain futures.

Data Assimilation into the AWRA-CMS for improved operational and forecast modelling

Vast distances between Australia’s water monitoring networks gauges makes comprehensive national-scale water balance modelling and resource assessments extremely challenging – our research is helping fill the gaps with satellite observations.

26 Jul 2022

IWF in the news: Research finds 400 regional communities lack access to good drinking water

IWF fellow Dr Paul Wyrwoll spoke to ABC News about research on drinking water quality in Australia.

Webinar - In (or out) of hot water: Federal water policy post election

1 Jul 2022

Event Summary: In (or out) of hot water

The recording of the webinar on post election water policy held on the 29 June 2022.

12–1pm 21 September 2022

Public Lecture: Our Future in a Warming, Water-Stressed World

Leading water policy and law expert Professor Robert Glennon will reflect on the international water crisis and what we must do to protect rural communities while securing a food supply for the globe.