Partnerships and Associates
Goyder Institute Partners
The Goyder Institute for Water Research was established in July 2010 as a partnership between the South Australian Government through the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, CSIRO, Flinders University, the University of Adelaide, and the University of South Australia.
Goyder Institute Associates
Goyder Institute Associates typically contribute expertise and capabilities in areas outside of those contributed by the Goyder Institute Partners. Associates may participate in capacity building, knowledge exchange and/or specific research projects, and invest in the Goyder Institute Research program with in-kind commitments in the same manner as Goyder Institute Partners.
Goyder Institute Associates in 2010-11 were the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and SA Water’s Australian Water Quality Centre (AWQC).
Australian Water Research and Development Coalition (AWRDC)
The Australian Water R&D Coalition (AWRDC) is a collection of the Urban Water R&D ‘brokers’ in Australia and include the National Water Commission, the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, the National Centre of Excellence for Desalination, Water Services Association of Australia, Smart Water Fund, Water Quality Research Australia, the Urban Water Security Research Alliance, and the Goyder Institute for Water Research. Each of these organisations facilitates delivery of research through engagement with governments, industry, the private sector and researchers. The AWRDC provides a forum where holistic research investment can be brought together outside the mandate of an individual organisation. This leverage of knowledge will result in an outcome greater than any one organisation can deliver on its own, supporting urban water management from source, to tap, to wastewater and beyond.
The goals of the AWRDC include the development of roadmaps of R&D activity in support of urban water research; the coordination of a national needs and capability forum for urban water R&D; and improved engagement for key water sectors to access AWRDC member organisations and their activities. During 2011/12, the AWRDC hosted a workshop at Ozwater12 to engage with the water industry and to seek feedback on draft versions of its strategic urban water roadmaps. The AWRDC members have been engaging with key stakeholders in the government, private sector and research providers in the lead up to the first Needs and Capabilities Forum held in September 2012.
In addition, the AWRDC is progressing a coordinated approach to knowledge and data management to ensure that research outcomes remain accessible well into the future. A website was also developed and launched at http://www.awrdc.org.au/