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Mar 2, 2017

South East community boosted by research insight

The Goyder Institute for Water Research held a successful Roadshow in Mt Gambier that brought together researchers and the local community to explore the outcomes of the Institute’s South-East research and development program. Read More

Nov 9, 2016

Director's Message - Looking ahead

Following the release of the Goyder Institute’s Strategic Research Plan, several projects have been developed to commence in early 2017 which will address the Impact Areas of Economic Development and Climate Action. Read More

Oct 20, 2015

PhD update: Dr Mostafa Razzaghmanesh

Dr Mostafa Razzaghmanesh has recently joined the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2, Office of Research and Development (ORD) under the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administration. Read More

Oct 20, 2014

From PhD to Project Leader

Deborah Furst commenced research for the Goyder Institute in 2010 as PhD student with the University of Adelaide, investigating the patterns and processes across the Chowilla Floodplain and adjacent River Murray during flood. Read More

Oct 6, 2014

Research and Development Plan 2014-2015

The Research investment planned for the fifth year of the Institute has been targeted towards those short, targeted pieces of work that will add value to the previous investments made through the Goyder Institute. Read More

Sep 9, 2013

Goyder Project Fact Sheets

A number of Fact Sheets on Goyder Institute research projects are now available to be downloaded from our website as PDF documents. Read More

Sep 2, 2013

Investigating better solutions for improved stormwater management

Goyder Institute PhD Candidate, Michael Di Matteo, from the University of Adelaide’s School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering is currently investigating decision support methods to generate better solutions for the management of complex stormwater systems through the use of multipleobjective computer optimization guided by engineering intuition and judgment. Read More

Aug 31, 2017

Announcement from the Chair: Institute leadership update

Following the announcement that Dr Michele Akeroyd will be leaving the Institute, the Board have decided to appoint Dr Kane Aldridge as Acting Director of the Institute for the next six months. During this time Kane will be focussed on continuing to ensure the effective delivery of the Institutes research portfolio and the relationship of existing research projects to water policy. Read More

Dec 12, 2017

Goyder Institute research in full swing as 2017 comes to an end

This year has seen Goyder Institute research taken to the sky and the mangroves as part of the Coastal Carbon Opportunities: demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets in South Australia project led by Professor Bronwyn Gillanders of the University of Adelaide. Read More

May 15, 2018

Goyder Institute research makes page 3

A recently-published series of NASA Earth Observatory false-colour satellite images showing water filling the Diamantina River and flowing towards Lake Eyre following a period of heavy rain in northern Queensland was printed in The Advertiser. Read More

Jul 10, 2018

Goyder Institute finalists in the 2018 Smart Water Awards

The Water Industry Alliance held their 2018 Smart Water Awards at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 6 July. The awards recognise and celebrate Alliance members for their leading-edge expertise and innovation. Two Goyder Institute for Water projects were finalists in separate categories... Read More

Aug 23, 2018

New tools developed to help improve water security in the face of climate change

Goyder Institute researchers have developed new tools to help planners and policy-makers assess the impact of climate change on water resource systems and guide adaption planning. The tools address a significant knowledge gap – how to best use climate projections to modify or augment a system’s design to improve its resilience in a changing hydroclimate. Read More

Sep 27, 2018

Halfway point for Coastal Carbon Opportunities project

The Coastal Carbon Opportunities project is among the first to research climate change mitigation in coastal systems. The Goyder Institute for Water Research team, led by Professor Bronwyn Gillanders (University of Adelaide), are investigating the potential of South Australian coastal ecosystems (seagrass, mangrove and saltmarsh) for carbon sequestration and storage. 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

Mar 29, 2019

Goyder projects in the news

The Goyder Institute for Water Research'ss G-FLOWS project was featured in the Sunday Mail on 23 March 2019, spreading the word that the team found ancient water in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Early indications are that it could not only sustain the community's ongoing water needs but have significant economic development potential for the region if developed sustainably. Read More

Jun 24, 2019

Goyder Institute for Water Research awarded Minister's Award for Excellence

The Goyder Institute for Water Research has won the Minister for Environment and Water's Award for Excellence and the Innovation in Large Organisations Award at the Water Industry Alliance's 2019 Smart Water Awards. In their 16th year, the awards recognised and celebrated Alliance members for their leading-edge expertise and innovation at a ceremony on 7 June. Read More

Jul 31, 2019

Women in Water -- visibility matters

The Goyder Institute for Water Research recently partnered with the Water Industry Alliance and the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management, the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Water Research Australia and the Department for Environment and Water in the Women in Water breakfast series, with the July breakfast focusing on "Celebrating women in leadership in the move toward gender equality". Read More

Sep 30, 2019

Goyder Institute joins Smart Water Mission to New Zealand

Earlier this month, Goyder Institute for Water Research Director Dr Kane Aldridge joined the Smart Water Mission to New Zealand with SA Water, ICEWaRM and the Department for Environment and Water to promote South Australia’s water capabilities and establish pathways for the State’s water industry into this market. Read More

Jan 29, 2020

R&D plan charts course for the year ahead

After a successful 2019, The Goyder Institute for Water Research released its annual research and development plan for 2020. The R&D plan outlines the activities for the year ahead, including research across its three impact areas: Economic Impact, Healthy Ecosystems, and Climate Action. Read More

May 26, 2020

Flow on effects – new tools to support the integrated management of river flows and floodplain infrastructure along the River Murray

Infrastructure has been built along the River Murray over the last ten years to help sustain critical floodplain ecological communities by recreating some of the natural inundation regime that would have occurred prior to development. The benefits of providing these floodplains events are relatively well known, but until recently it wasn’t clear what effects infrastructure was having on the ecology and water quality in the river itself. Read More

Jun 30, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: Goyder Institute partners establish the third term of the Institute

This week the Goyder Institute for Water Research partners established the third term of the Institute for 2020–2023. The Institute partners, the South Australian Government through the Department for Environment and Water; CSIRO; Flinders University; The University of Adelaide, and the University of South Australia agreed to continue the extremely valuable collaboration that has provided significant benefits to water management in South Australia and Australia. Read More

Dec 8, 2020

Second term finishes strong – a year in review from the Director

Well, there’s no doubt that 2020 had some surprises in store for all of us. Aside from the personal challenges of operating in a global pandemic, many of our teams had to put field work on hold, limit regional travel and work from home without access to many of their tools and resources. Despite these significant obstacles, many of the Institute’s projects were finalised as our second term came to a close. Read More

Apr 16, 2021

Interim management updates

Institute Director Dr Kane Aldridge is currently enjoying some well-earned leave. Dr Alec Rolston is Acting Director with the support of Mr Daniel Pierce. Alec can be contacted via email at alec.rolston@goyderinstitute.org and by phone on 0405 846 275. Alec and Daniel will continue to manage the Institute’s operations, including the delivery of the existing research program and the establishment of new projects during Kane’s absence. 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 29, 2021

Goyder Institute showcases its Strategic Plan

The Goyder Institute is delighted to publish its Strategic Plan for its third term, running from 2020-2023. The plan highlights the nature of the Institute as a trusted broker for scoping collaborative, interdisciplinary teams for addressing key water-related research needs; and the adoption of knowledge through direct involvement of end users in research development and delivery. 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

Jun 29, 2021

Goyder Institute unveils new branding

The start of the new financial year provides opportunity for renewal, and the Goyder Institute is delighted to introduce its new branding. While our overall logo remains unchanged, the Institute is introducing a new ‘Icons’ branding which will feature across all new communications, publications and research outputs for the remainder of the Institute’s third term to 2023. 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

Aug 30, 2021

Goyder Institute partners in the ONE Basin CRC rebid

The Goyder Institute is partnering in the rebid for the ONE Basin Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), which will address one of Australia’s most complex water challenges. ONE Basin will support resilient communities in the Murray-Darling Basin by, for the first time, creating innovations at the nexus of agriculture, water, energy and environmental systems. 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

Sep 29, 2021

Goyder Institute team commits to #Sweat4Soap

In support of Global Handwashing Day on 15 October 2021, our small team at the Goyder Institute are participating in #Sweat4Soap and we encourage others to join the effort. This initiative helps raise awareness of the global issues relating to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and is led by ultramarathon runner and water activist, Mina Guli. Read More

Nov 19, 2021

Goyder Institute announced as winner of Australian Water Association’s SA Branch R&D award

The Goyder Institute Partners were recently awarded the Australian Water Association’s SA Branch R&D Award for the Institute’s second term research program. This is a wonderful recognition of the quality and impact of the Institute’s research, with the award acknowledging its significant contribution to a sustainable and prosperous water future for South Australia and Australia. Read More

Jan 31, 2023

New research report reveals pathway to keeping Adelaide’s liveable city status

Adelaide could soon become a much harsher place to live as extreme temperature events become more common, alongside more frequent and intense floods and droughts. Increasing urbanisation is also reducing the amount of vegetation in the landscape and decreasing water retention. Water management is at the heart of these issues in Adelaide. Read More