Griffith University and The University of Queensland are acknowledged leaders for research into water and environmental sciences. Both institutions have been active in this space since the 1970s and are highly experienced in undertaking ‘translational’ research – aimed at linking basic discovery research with practical problems to provide evidence-based solutions to the environmental and related social issues of our rapidly changing region.
It is therefore appropriate that the two universities have joined
forces to establish the Australian Water and Environmental Research
Alliance (AWERA) which packages the complementary strengths of
the institutions into a single research service entity.
Our intent is for the Alliance to build collaboration between the institutions in water and environmental sciences research for the good of society.
In time AWERA will provide national leadership and a national
voice in water and environmental sciences. We expect that AWERA
will rapidly become the nation’s hub for environmental research,
and research training, in environmental sciences and
Key Research themes include:
Sustainable Water Resources;
Decision Making Tools;
Catchment Stressors and Management; and
Coastal Resilience & Recovery.
Above all else, AWERA-supported research will be practical and
will inform government policy, industry decision-making, or
community attitudes and behaviour.
As a prospective partner from
government, industry, commerce or the wider community, we invite
you to take an interest in AWERA and to access its unique range of
If you require additional information or would like to discuss opportunities please contact AWERA at