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About  The University of Melbourne

The Australia Joint Research Centre at the University of Melbourne acts as a research incubator to multiply resources available for River Basin Management (water resources and water quality) between Australia and China. The Centre works towards building new networks of water researchers in academia, industry, and government in both countries. It provides both countries with a new capacity to address national priorities for water productivity and to increase economic returns while protecting water ecosystems. The Centre forges ongoing partnerships involving science, innovation and industry.

The centre involves expertise from across Australia including the CSIRO, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the University of Western Sydney. In China, the Centre is supported by ten partners including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Ministry for Water Resources and Tsinghua University. Economic, environmental and social benefits include improved business partnerships, export promotion and onfarm productivity, improved environmental sustainability, improved sustainability of rural communities and increased national technical and research capacity.