Advanced Water Management Centre

The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) is an internationally recognised research centre focused on innovative water technology and management.

Established within The University of Queensland in 1996, the AWMC’s research program initially focused on the challenges of the protection of waterways and the reduction of nutrients in the environment. The AWMC led the world in nutrient removal, innovative processes and process control of wastewater treatment plants. The impact of this early work is still being applied today by water authorities both nationally and international, and local agri-industries.

Even now, after celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2016, the AWMC still shows great relevance to the global water industry, covering most of the Australian urban water services cycle. Our particular strength is the close integration of biological science, process engineering and informatics. This unique combination forms the basis for ground-breaking research but also offers some exciting opportunities for development and application of user-specific solutions to challenging environmental problems.