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Nov 14, 2016

Reconciliation in the Murray-Darling Basin

South Australia is working towards achieving reconciliation in water resources management through unique research conducted by the Goyder Institute for Water Research and being driven by Indigenous interests. Read More











Oct 30, 2018

2018--19 annual R&D plan outlines future research for the Institute

The Goyder Institute for Water Research has released its Annual Research and Development Plan and Budget for 2018--19. A companion to the Institute's Strategic Research Plan 2015--2019, the annual R&D plan summarises the achievements of the previous year and sets out the planned research and knowledge management activities for the year ahead. Read More





Dec 19, 2018

Science advice from the Goyder Institute provides foundation for a new agreement to restore the Coorong's health

On Friday December 14th the Minister for Environment and Water, Hon. David Speirs MP, announced a new agreement between the Murray-Darling Basin Ministers to help get the iconic Coorong back on track and restore the health of the South Lagoon.The agreement follows recommendations within the Coorong Summit Summary Report and the Goyder Expert Panel Report which outlined a series of short, medium and long-term actions to restore the South Lagoon. These reports will form the basis for new Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Action Plan which is expected to be finalised before mid-2019. Read More

















Feb 25, 2021

Institute welcomes new Research Program Manager

The Goyder Institute for Water Research is delighted to welcome Dr Alec Rolston to the team as Research Program Manager. Dr Rolston will be overseeing the Goyder Institute’s research projects of the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin program. Read More



Apr 29, 2021

Project Coorong’s Science Forum resources now available

Several scientists from the Goyder Institute for Water Research participated in the Project Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum that was held in Goolwa in February. The Science Forum gave members of the local community the opportunity to hear about the research underway in the Coorong. Read More



Apr 29, 2021

From South Lagoon to Siberia: tracking Coorong waterbirds via satellite

In a world first, sharp-tailed sandpipers have been tracked using satellite trackers as they move around the Coorong and neighbouring wetlands before migrating to Siberia to breed. The shorebird tracking program is part of a suite of field research Goyder Institute for Water Research scientists have been undertaking in the Coorong over the summer to help efforts to restore the iconic wetland. Read More



Jun 29, 2021

Coorong scientific research project crosses halfway mark

Five teams of researchers, brought together through the Goyder Institute, have been conducting extensive investigations about the Coorong ecosystem that are critical to efforts to restore this iconic wetland. The research project is due to be completed in June 2022. Read More



Jun 28, 2021

Translating Ngarrindjeri Yannarumi into water resource risk assessments

The results of the research project ‘Translating Ngarrindjeri Yannarumi into water resource risk assessments’ have recently been publicly released on the Goyder Institute website. The project has resulted in a significant step towards greater inclusion of indigenous knowledge in water resource management in Australia and even internationally. Read More





Aug 30, 2021

In Focus: Research providing knowledge to inform the future management of nutrient levels in the Coorong South Lagoon

Nutrients are known to be a key driver of aquatic ecosystem health. While nutrients are essential for all living organisms, high nutrient levels can lead to problems such as excessive algal growth, or ‘algal blooms’. Ongoing research by the Goyder Institute has identified that this is the case for the Coorong South Lagoon; the knowledge generated through this important research is being used to support decisions for managing nutrient levels and the health of the system. Read More



Sep 29, 2021

In Focus: Research providing knowledge to inform the future management of aquatic plants and algae in the Coorong South Lagoon

In this second In Focus article, we explore the aquatic plants and algae communities in the South Lagoon of the Coorong and the environmental conditions causing changes to these communities that have knock on effects for the wider ecosystem health of the Coorong. This research is being led by Professor Michelle Waycott of the University of Adelaide, in partnership with research teams at Flinders University and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI). Read More