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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







Dec 11, 2019

Call for expressions of interest – ONE Basin Cooperative Research Centre

The Goyder Institute for Water Research and partners (Flinders University, ICE WaRM, SARDI, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia) are working with the University of Melbourne, the University of Southern Queensland, and the Australian National University on a cooperative research centre (CRC) bid and is seeking expressions of interest from potential partners. Read More



Feb 27, 2020

ONE Basin CRC bid gains momentum

The Murray-Darling Basin is one of Australia’s most crucial, varied and productive natural resources, producing over one-third of our national food supply. Across the basin, farm businesses, the broader agri-sector and rural communities are facing significant challenges, with a changing climate and water availability combined with global influences, agricultural markets and industry adjustments. 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





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



Feb 25, 2021

ONE Basin CRC bid Stage 2 progresses to final stages

The ONE Basin Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) was identified as one of five successfully shortlisted bids after 14 proposals from across Australia and all scientific disciplines were considered during Stage 1 of the bid process. 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