Victorian University researchers have been awarded $2.7 million in grants from the Federal Government and industry partners for three desalination projects.


The projects will focus on improving efficiency in groundwater desalination techniques, industry guidelines for regulators and policy makers and prevention of biological fouling during desalination. 


The $2.7 million in grants through the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia was part of $3.8 million for 11 new desalination research projects across Australia, with Victoria University involved in more projects than any other university.


The university’s project partners include Origin Energy, Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water and the Smart Water Fund.