Join us to Launch the New CLLMM Research Centre

The Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) Research Centre would like to invite community members to the official launch on 3 February 2024 from 1-4pm. The Research Centre entered its establishment phase in July 2023, and moved into their new location at Level 1, 92-94 Barrage Road, Goolwa at the start of the year. […]

New Project: Analysis of changes in high-intensity rainfall events in South Australia

Rainfall across South Australia is strongly influenced by climate events such as El Niño, La Niña, the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southern Annular Mode. For 19 years, between 2000-2021, southern Australia experienced a total rainfall below the 1961–90 average1. Conversely there has been an increase in the intensity of heavy rainfall events across Australia, […]

Goyder Institute 2023 Annual Report Reflects on a Busy Year

This has been a year of change and growth for the Goyder Institute for Water Research. The year began with the sad farewell to our previous Director, Dr Kane Aldridge. Dr Alec Rolston took up the position of Interim Director for the first 6 months of the year before being appointed Director in August. Following […]

CLLMM Research Centre announces a new location in the region

The new Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) Research Centre announces its new location as the top storey of the Goolwa Aquatic Club on Barrage Road in Goolwa opening its doors in early February 2024. Goyder Institute Director, Dr Alec Rolston, said “We are delighted to be working with Alexandrina Council for our new […]

Goyder Institute for Water Research announces new Chair

Jody Swirepik appointed new Chair of the Goyder Institute for Water Research

The Goyder Institute for Water Research is delighted to announce that Jody Swirepik will be joining the Institute as its new Chair in January 2024. Ms Swirepik has been appointed following a wide national search for candidates. Director of the Goyder Institute for Water Research, Dr Alec Rolston, said “We are very excited to welcome […]

New Project Aims to Understand the Environmental Response of the Coorong to the 2022-2023 River Murray Flood Event

Associate Professore. Qifeng Ye (SARDI) holding a greenback flounder.

The Coorong is a unique wetland, which is culturally and environmentally significant at local, national and international scales. The reduction of fresh water inflow into the Coorong, exacerbated during the Millennium Drought (1996-2010), has led to a long-term ecological decline. In particular, hypersalinity and nutrient enrichment in the South Lagoon has impacted aquatic plants, invertebrates, […]

Another New Member of Staff Joins the Goyder Institute

We are delighted to welcome Dr Tiffany Nay, our new Communications and Engagement Coordinator, to the Goyder Institute for Water Research! Tiffany will be joining us full time in Goolwa, SA as part of our Coorong, Lower Lakes, and Murray Mouth Research Centre team. She is excited to combine her knowledge of the region, her […]

Goyder Institute welcomes another new staff member to the team

Bryony Cotterall

We are delighted to welcome Dr Bryony Cotterell to the Goyder Institute for Water Research team. Bryony has joined us as a full time Research Program Manager and will be based at the University of Adelaide Campus. She has experience working on multi-disciplinary research projects and wants to combine her experience in research management with her […]