Issue 3
Tuesday, 05 May 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
CDU Researcher Dr Miriam Kaestli and DENR’s Mr Matthew Majid taking water samples in Darwin Harbour. The proposed Water in Northern Australia CRC will address water issues, including quality, security and new technologies
CDU Researcher Dr Miriam Kaestli and DENR’s Mr Matthew Majid taking water samples in Darwin Harbour. The proposed Water in Northern Australia CRC will address water issues, including quality, security and new technologies

Make North’s water your business in online forums

Key information about a bid for a new Water in Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre will be available in an online forum on Thursday, 14 May.

Co-Director of CDU’s Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Professor Karen Gibb said addressing water issues was critical to the future of Northern Australia.

“The Water in Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre (WiNA CRC) is a potentially transformational initiative for Northern Australia that will leave a lasting legacy for generations,” she said.

“It will address water issues critical to the future of Northern Australia that are currently stifling new development across the region, limiting the provision of essential services and directly affecting human health and community capacity.

“While work is being undertaken at an organisational level to address these challenges, a quantum change in our ability to deliver water for sustainable development, health and Closing the Gap outcomes across the North is needed.”

Professor Gibb encouraged all organisations and businesses with an interest in the future of water management in the North to get involved in the online information session.

“The WiNA CRC will provide a platform for the focus and collaboration required over a seven to 10-year timeframe to develop appropriate new technology and better ways of doing business,” she said.

“National participation in the CRC will help make it a reality - water business is everyone’s business.”

For more information please view the WiNA Bid Prospectus at www.winacrc.com.au, and to register for the online forum visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/102073959962