Building knowledge and improving decision making.
Providing a better understanding of our risks and opportunities.
WaterNSW is required to undertake research on catchments generally, and in particular on the health of declared catchment areas. This research helps us manage and protect water quality in the Greater Sydney drinking water catchment.
Our scientific research priorities are set out in the WaterNSW Science Program 2020-2025. The program has two core research themes:
Our core research is supported by additional Science Program activities:
We set goals under our core research themes to capture the contemporary business needs of our research program.
Catchment Resilience research goals
Integrated Water Management research goals
Progress against these Science program activities is reported under the Scientific Approach section of the Annual Catchment Management Report (PDF, 841.08 KB).
Improving our knowledge base is a collaborative process. WaterNSW regularly connects with leading water quality researchers to improve our understanding of water quality risks and inform our management practices.
WaterNSW acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we work and pay our respects to all elders past, present and emerging. Learn more