As a demonstration of their commitment to the NESP TWQ Hub Strategic Plan, the University of Queensland (UQ) has assembled an exceptionally strong team of researchers from the Global Change Institute, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering, with demonstrated strength in water quality optimisation, social adaptation, environmental assessment and modelling, and coastal management. UQ takes a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging a range of expertise across UQ, Australia and beyond, to undertake research addressing coastal and marine resource management issues and leading to on-ground solutions.
UQ is the lead university within the state for both research output and quality. It is currently a national leader in a range of water quality and coastal management research fields and incorporates these through a number of mechanisms to influence policy change. Expertise in relation to innovative monitoring techniques (e.g. remote sensing and economics), whole-of-system and cumulative modelling, historical baselines to understand status and long-term trends in coral reef systems, as well as socio-cultural implications of solutions are amongst the areas that UQ innovates in water-related and coastal management research, delivering world-class science in both fundamental and applied areas.