The Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) Ltd recognises the important role of research and development for the contaminated land and remediation industry and the on-going positive impacts it has on our communities.
In 2018 ALGA provided for the first time, research funding of up to AU$50,000 with an ALGA Research and Development Grant. This provided assistance to organisations conducting research on a project that will have a real and significant benefit to the community and the contaminated land and remediation industry as a whole. In looking towards the future, ALGA is now reviewing the important role of research and development as part of the responsibilities that ALGA Interest Groups have in their respective areas of focus.
2018: The Inaugural ALGA R&D Grant was awarded to Ventia Pty Ltd for their project "Improving Measurement Reliability of the PFAS TOP Assay".
Ventia Utility Services (Ventia) in conjunction with the National Measurement Institute (NMI), Eurofins and Australian Laboratory Services (ALS) were awarded the inaugural ALGA Research and Development Grant to conduct the project ‘Improving Measurement Reliability of the PFAS TOP Assay’. The project was an inter-laboratory assessment of the per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) total oxidisable precursor (TOP) assay.