ICE WaRM fosters and facilitates collaboration between leading water-related research organisations, to aid research individuals and institutions in achieving their goals. Whether the interest is in the area of pure, applied or industry-based research, the Centre acts as a broker to its partner agencies and provides seamless interdisciplinary and cross-institutional access.

The collaboration of researchers and institutions via ICE WaRM is aimed at improving and increasing water research. The Centre can work with any water research, whether it is in the field of pure or applied investigation, science and technology, infrastructure, finance or economics, to name a few.

The Centre is willing to encourage the broadest spectrum of water-related research. It is a close collaborator with the Goyder Institute for Water Research which is a partnership between the South Australian Government through the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, CSIRO, Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.