Researchers at the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW) develop technologies that produce significant quantities of recycled, desalinated and harvested storm water. Our work produces water solutions for residential, commercial and industrial use. We undertake research projects across in rural and regional areas, and specialise in urban projects that deliver water solutions in densely populated environments.
Current research priorities
Research at CTWW is divided into four key research streams:
- Wastewater Treatment and Re-use Technologies
- Alternative Water Sources and Advanced Membrane Processes
- Catchment Water Resources and Socio-Hydrology
- New Membranes and Materials Fabrication
These four themes cover the breadth of CTWW expertise and encourage our researchers to engage in multidisciplinary research projects. Our current research activities are focused on novel treatment processes for alternative water sources. We are developing new technologies and materials for innovative water and wastewater treatment, such as forward osmosis systems, hybrid systems and new membrane materials. We are also actively seeking new socio-hydrology techniques and technologies to enhance the management of water in the natural environment.
International water research networks
As a collaborative research centre, CTWW brings together researchers, government, industry and community partners to develop new technologies and materials for water and wastewater treatment. Our researchers have extensive networks with a wide range of research collaborators and engage extensively with globally significant collaborative research projects with partners around the world.