Explore the latest in water research and staff activities.

What’s under the surface? Dr Sia Ghelichkhan and the untapped potential of groundwater

Geophysicist Dr Siavash (Sia) Ghelichkhan is building a game-changing groundwater model that could significantly improve our understanding of groundwater systems in Australia.

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15 Jan 2024

Australians willing to pay for everyone to access good drinking water

Australian households are willing to pay more than is needed to deliver safe drinking water to every Australian, according to new research from ANU.

15 Jan 2024

IWF Snowy Mountains Water Futures Award

An opportunity for two ANU Masters students to explore research on water management in the Snowy Mountains. Applications close on 15 March 2024.

7 Dec 2023

Pivotal moment for humanity as tipping point threats and opportunities accelerate

ANU researchers supported the the Global Tipping Points Report, recently launched at COP28.

Connecting to Country through art - the Institute for Water Futures Cultural Residency

1 Nov 2023

2024 Cultural Residency: Applications Open

Explore a water-related creative project with free studio space and a weekly stipend. Applications close on 30 November 2023.

National Water Week Panel Event: United for Australia's Water Future

24 Oct 2023

National Water Week Event Wrap Up

This National Water Week we had the pleasure of hosting the thought-provoking panel discussion, "United for Australia's Water Future: Imagining Water Security in 2050."

Institute for Water Futures and Managed Aquifer Recharge

11 Oct 2023

Underground movement: IWF and Managed Aquifer Recharge

This video explores some of our work on Aquifer recharge, including these MAR scenarios and a scoping project around Griffith NSW in collaboration with Murrumbidgee Irrigation.

31 May 2023

IWF Welcomes Hozaus Claire as 2023 Cultural Resident

The 2023 cultural resident is Hozaus Claire - a Bunuba/Gooniyandi man, young community leader and artist from the Kimberly.  

11 Apr 2023

Futures thinking for water professionals – What, how, and why?

IWF Director Lorrae van Kerkhoff lays out the what, why and how of water futures as she sees it.

22 Mar 2023

Murky Waters: Drinking Water Challenges in Regional and Remote Australia

This World Water Day, we shine a light on researchers at the IWF who are spearheading critical work to improve drinking water quality in regional and remote Australia.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.