A key to effective water management in South Australia has been the creation of partnerships between government, research and development providers, training and industry organisations and the community.

Key partners in South Australia include:

The Water Industry Alliance (WIA)

A globally recognised hub of water expertise and research in South Australia, driving growth for its members and the state economy. The combination of research and development, consultancy, engineering, technology, manufacturing, education, operations and commercial know-how provides the members of the WIA a unique ability to offer proven, efficient and cost effective solutions, processes and equipment required by global markets.

National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT)

The NCGRT has a long-standing reputation as Australia’s leading groundwater training provider having trained more than 3,000 people in the last five years. Their courses and seminars deliver solutions to 21st century groundwater problems, and are presented by world class experts who are actively engaged in cutting edge research in Australia and around the globe.

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM)

ICE WaRM offers leading water management training courses to Australian and international water-focused organisations.


The largest provider of vocational education and training in Australia with an extensive delivery network of campuses and learning centres. Offering a number of new specialisations in water operations, TAFE SA is the industry’s one stop shop for water operations training.

The Goyder Institute for Water Research

The Goyder Institute was established to ensure water policy in South Australia was underpinned by leading scientific advice and research. A partnership of the South Australian government with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and three South Australian universities.