Engineering, agriculture, horticulture, hydrology and environment are just some of the research project focus areas that stand to benefit from the new partnership.
GBW is a community-owned entity with oversight of the Granite Belt Irrigation Project that will deliver a 12,074 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp as well as 126km of pipeline throughout the Granite Belt.
'To be part of a new infrastructure project of this magnitude offers our students and researchers a unique chance to be part of research projects in their own backyard while strengthening industry connections in their field of work.'
Granite Belt Water CEO Lloyd Taylor said the partnership would deliver valuable skills and insights to GBW while providing real-life experience of a transformational infrastructure development to researchers and students.
'Researchers and students will be actively involved in progressing and completing, what is, a major infrastructure project for the region and the State,' Mr Taylor said.
The Australian and Queensland governments are jointly funding the Emu Swamp Dam project. The Australian Government, through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, has committed $42 million toward the delivery of the project.