The Centre, in its role as a research incubator, will develop five joint cross-disciplinary research programs involving partners from both nations.
The details of these research programs are as follows:
Managing supply and demand of water in the face of climate change
CSIRO, MDBA, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Yellow River Conservation Committee
Understanding groundwater-surface water interaction
CSIRO, Institute of Water and Hydropower Research, Ministry of Water Resources
Allocating water for the environment
CSIRO, University of Melbourne, MDBA and Tsinghua University
Restoring river ecosystem health
University of Melbourne, Department of Primary Industries (Victoria) and Research Centre for Environmental Sciences (CAS).
Catchment management and policy decisions integrated with biophysical and socio-economic science
University of Melbourne and Cold and Arid Region Environmental Engineering Institute.
Joint cross disciplinary research programs
These programs involve major science, innovation and industry partners on both sides.
|No.||Program topics||Chinese leader and organizations||Australian leader and organizations||Study region in China|
|1||Eco-hydrology and remote-sensing||Bojie Fu, CAS institutes||Lu Zhang, CSIRO/UoM/CRCSI||Haihe River/Loess Plateau|
|2||River basin management between YRB and MDB||Hao Wang, IWHR||Lu Zhang, CSIRO/UoM||The Yellow River|
|3||Water productivity/efficiency||Zhongjing Wang, Tsinghua||Andrew Western/QJ Wang, UoM/CSIRO||Inland river basins|
|4||Water quality||Pengfei Du, Tsinghua||Vincent Pettigrove, UoM||Beijing, Shenyang|
|5||River basin management||Xueyuan Cheng, CTGC||Yongping Wei, UoM||Yangtze River|