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Australia China Joint Research Centre for River Basin Management

Overview of Project

Maximising water security and efficiency while preserving water ecosystems is a global challenge exacerbated by changing climates and rapidly increasing populations. This joint research centre will act as a research incubator to address national priorities for water resources management, increase water productivity and hence food security and economic returns while protecting water ecosystems.

Key Outcomes of Project

Key activities:

  •  Development of joint cross disciplinary research programs
  •  Showcase innovative technologies in water resource management
  •  Establish enduring partnerships between researchers and water agencies
  •  Develop technology and systems that improved environmental sustainability and the sustainability of rural communities.
Project Dates

01 Jan 2013 - 01 Jan 2014


The University of Melbourne
Department of Water Resources
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship
Southern Rural Water-Victoria
Goulburn-Broken Catchment Authority
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
CRC eWater
CRC Spatial Information
The University of Western Sydney
Department of Primary Industries- Victoria
NICTA Technology
The Yellow River Conservation Committee
World Bank in Beijing
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Gansu Provincial Water Resources Department
Tsinghua University
Haihe River Water Conservancy Committee
China Three Gorges Corporation
Northwestern N&F University
Chinese Agricultural University

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