Research stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

13 Jan 2023

New Report: Global Warming is changing the water cycle

The third La Niña year in a row intensified existing droughts in the Americas, while causing floods in parts of Asia and Oceania, according to a first-of-its-kind report released today by the Global Water Monitor Consortium, led by researchers at ANU.

1 Jul 2022

Aussies living remotely lack access to quality drinking water

IWF researchers find that Australians in more than 400 remote or regional communities lack access to good-quality drinking water, while about eight per cent of Australia’s population is not included in reporting on access to clean water, according to a recent study.

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.