International Day of Women and Girls in Science
This International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we take a look at the role of female scientists who support the work of the National Water Grid Authority (NWGA).
As most of us know, it’s wise to gather evidence before making an investment decision or starting a new project. At the NWGA, the best science available helps us form that evidence.
Investment decisions are underpinned by a targeted science program which brings together analysis and advice from Australia’s leading science institutions and organisations.
The NWGA Science Program is building an evidence base of high-quality scientific information and data about Australia’s water resources. This helps identify priority areas and informs water infrastructure investment decisions that will drive long term benefits for local communities.
The Science Program also progresses new and emerging technologies with potential to increase water security for Australia’s regions. Technologies like managed aquifer recharge, use of brackish (salty) groundwater and greater use of recycled wastewater can improve reliability of water supply.
Science Program projects help Australia work towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 – access to clean water and sanitation for all. A goal in focus this International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Carol is a key member of the Science Program, which funds projects to better understand available water resources and develop technologies to use those resources. It’s all about future-proofing our water supply through climate-resilient approaches.
Carol played a key role in delivering the recently updated Science Strategy, which outlines goals, themes of work and arrangements for guiding investment under the program.
More information about the NWGA Science Program and the Science Strategy can be found at: Science Program.