Research and innovation

Research and innovation

SA Water employs over 2000 people across South Australia and all of them have unique, specialised knowledge. If you are undertaking research in an area relating to water, we might have information that could help you.

Research project support

Interested in exploring the world of water technology and management for your research project? We might have advice or data to help you.

If you’re not sure where to start, the questions below may help spark your curiosity or narrow your focus.

  • How do natural disasters such as flood or bushfires affect water quality for South Australia?
  • How can we lower emissions at our treatment plants using modern, renewable technology?
  • How is human waste turned into resources such as biogas, biosolids, and recycled water?
  • How have water treatment methods changed over time, and how have humans sourced safe drinking water across different times and cultures?
  • Why is wastewater management essential to public health?
  • What would happen in a water contamination event? And what is done to avoid this?
  • What are the water security issues affecting remote Australian communities?
  • What water security strategies are in place in South Australia and around the world?
  • What are the wellbeing benefits of opening reservoir reserves to the community as free, natural spaces?
  • How does creating green spaces in our cities help combat the effects of climate change?

Tertiary research support

If you are studying a water-related topic at University or Tafe and would like extra data, support, or a guest speaker for your class, get in touch.