Australia faces a challenging future to ensure the sustainable supply of safe and reliable water resources. To address emerging problems relating to contaminants, decentralised treatment, and diminishing clean water resources, Flinders University has coordinated its water quality researchers from a number of disciplines through the creation of a Water Quality and Health research consortium. This consortium includes microbiologists, geochemists, hydrogeologists, chemists, and environmental health experts.
The aim of the consortium is to develop innovative solutions and inform policy and practice for monitoring, treatment and control of water sources to protect human health. The unique strength of this consortium is its combination of internationally acknowledged expertise across relevant aspects of water quality; hydrology, flow and geochemical modelling and human health risk assessment.