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The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is a university research institute that creates change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project based research for Australian and international clients.

There are several ways we can work together with you to create change towards sustainable futures.

We draw on a range of methods and tools from different disciplines, creating practical solutions to real world problems. Our research spans ten broad research areas and we have been involved in several large groundbreaking research projects.

The Institute supports PhD and Masters postgraduate study by research that addresses complex societal problems and the challenges of creating change towards a sustainable future.

FEATURED RESEARCH
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Major projects

We have led many groundbreaking and high-profile research projects in collaboration with governments, businesses and communities seeking to create change towards sustainable futures.
FEATURED PUBLICATION
Community wash room in Indonesia

Making pathogens visible

Read our open-access paper about pathogen hazards from the largely un-noticed effluents discharged from wastewater treatment systems commonly used in Indonesia (and other developing countries.
Read our open-access paper about pathogen hazards from the largely un-noticed effluents discharged from wastewater treatment systems commonly used in Indonesia (and other developing countries.
Professor Stuart White spoke about the next generation of water infrastructure, which he describes as efficient, decentralised, integrated, fit-for-purpose and smart, in his keynote address to the International Emerging Technology Symposium on 10 May in Chicago.
As the final details of the Sustainable Development Goals are being refined in an ongoing United Nations process, spaces for action, discussion and collaboration around the new framework are emerging across the globe.
Tossing soft toys into a bowl whilst calling out challenging urban sanitation questions created a lot of laughs and some great questions at the recent WASH Futures Conference.

Creating change towards sustainable futures

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t: + 61 2 9514 4950
e: isf@uts.edu.au

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