Research programs

crcCARE works with its end-user partners to solve critical contamination challenges. Through consultation with our partners, we have developed four prospective research themes.

These have been shaped by the previous CRC CARE themes (Best Practice Policy, Better Measurement, Minimising Uncertainty in Risk Assessment, and Cleaning Up), but represent an evolutionary step forward, drawing on advances in technology and knowledge over the years since CRC CARE was established.

With crcCARE in a project development phase, we are consulting with our end-user partners on where projects will sit under the new themes.

Understanding Emerging Chemicals

This program is developing new principles, indicators and strategies to support the development of new policy frameworks and a national guidance framework for remediation.

Preventing Pollution, Avoiding Landfill and Recovering Resources

This program develops next-generation analytical methods and innovative field technologies to provide fast and more efficient assessment of site contamination.

Next-Generation Clean-Up Technologies

This program conducts research into the fate and dynamics of volatiles and semi-volatiles, groundwater discharge into surface water ecosystems, flux, and the effect of time on contaminant behaviour. 

A New Paradigm for Managing Risk

This program develops the necessary technologies, indicators and strategies for in situ management of contaminated site remediation.