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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