The Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW) is a leading research centre in the field of alternative water sources.
Our team is focused on the development of innovative technologies that deliver abundant supplies of recycled, desalinated and harvested storm water. While CTWW projects focus largely on urban water supplies, we also undertake research projects that respond to rural and regional water issues.
The growing global population and the relative scarcity of water as a resource is the driving force behind CTWW research. We seek to develop water and wastewater technologies that can be applied in residential, commercial and industrial environments.
World-class water and wastewater research
CTWW has been consistently recognised for the development of world-class research in the water and wastewater field. Our major achievements include:
- being named one of the world’s top 20 university research centres in the field of water research (Lux Research rankings, 2013)
- receiving a rank of 4, or ‘above world standard’, in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative
- winning the Grand Global Honour Award at the 2012 International Water Association Project Innovation Awards, in partnership with Photo and Environmental Technology (Korea) and Shandong University (China)
At CTWW, we pride ourselves on taking a collaborative approach to research. We have built extensive research networks with individuals, universities and research institutions around the world. We also work closely with a range of industry partners, delivering tailored engineering solutions to help our partners achieve business success.
CTWW is proud to mentor the next generation of water and wastewater engineering leaders. We supervise postgraduate research students at both masters and PhD level. Our students participate in world-class research projects within their chosen research theme.