Insights into potential risks of animals to the health of drinking water catchments in Australia

March 2nd, 2018

PhD student Alireza Zahedi, and a team of researchers led by Professor Una Ryan, investigated the potential risk of raw water supply contamination. The researchers investigated the prevalence of the waterborne parasite Cryptosporidium in animals inhabiting 11 Australian water supply catchments.

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Fresh look at desalination plants uncovers bacterial blocks

July 4th, 2017

A new study by a Murdoch researcher may help keep desalination plants flowing.

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Research Profile: Professor Wendall Ela

March 18th, 2017

Professor Wendell Ela is researching small-scale, local solutions to the world’s water shortage.

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Rottnest’s future water solutions in the hands of talented students

December 22nd, 2015

Holly Knight, General Manager Environment, Heritage, Risk and Safety for the Rottnest Island Authority, with Luke Murphy

A group of Environmental Engineering students won the Australian Water Association's Undergraduate Water Prize for developing a plan for the Rottnest Island Authority to expand their water supplies in a sustainable manner.

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Perth’s future water supply to be examined in international conference

November 30th, 2015

Murdoch University is hosting the International Conference on Sustainable Water Management

Perth’s water supply and the options for recycling are the focus of an international water conference hosted by Murdoch University this week. The International Conference on Sustainable Water Management has brought together industry professionals and researchers from 21 different countries to bring their work and experience to achieve sustainability in the water sector. The conference […]

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Desal offers best water and food security insurance, says expert

March 22nd, 2012

Desalination offers drying Australia the best water and food security insurance for the drier, more heavily populated decades ahead, according to one of the country's leading water experts.

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Carbon soil study could be green money-spinner

April 6th, 2011

Scientists from Murdoch University are investigating whether changes to the soil in the Peel region of Western Australia will increase the amount of carbon that can be stored there.

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National Centre of Excellence in Desalination launched

July 23rd, 2010

The National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCED) at Murdoch University’s Rockingham campus has been officially launched.

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National Centre of Desalination appoints Chair

May 18th, 2010


Graeme Rowley, former Executive Director of Operations at Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), has been announced as the inaugural Independent Chair of the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCED), Administered by Murdoch University and based at the university's Rockingham campus.

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