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National desalination research centre launched in Rockingham

Title: National desalination research centre launched in Rockingham
Author: Marisa Wikramanayake
Editor: David Satterthwaite
Science Network WA
Publication date: 30 July 2010
Picture credit: Murdoch University
Link to article: National desalination research centre launched in Rockingham


A NATIONAL testing facility for desalination research launched last Friday at Murdoch University’s Rockingham campus and announced its first national and local research projects.

The Hon. Gary Gray, MP Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia, broke ground for the National Centre for Excellence in Desalination (NCED) on behalf of the Australian Government Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, Senator Penny Wong, saying “We really are at the epicentre of something that’s extremely important—important for our community in a dry state and important for our industry.”

Marisa is a globetrotting freelance writer, journalist and editor with cat for hire (her, not the cat). She is usually based in Melbourne but is currently flouncing around in Perth for a week for the Inaugural 2018 KSP - Varuna Foundation Fellowship. She will be at Melbourne's Continuum and online running a Writers' Bloc course in the coming weeks.

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