One Basin CRC holds its first annual event

The One Basin Cooperative Research Centre, of which the Goyder Institute is a Tier 1 partner, is holding its first annual event, Impact Together, in Albury, NSW, on 2 and 3 August. Over 130 water and agriculture experts and practitioners from around the country are gathering to work on some of Australia’s most pressing water issues.

The CRC was formally established in 2022, forming a national consortium of 85 partners from the Murray-Darling Basin with the aim of developing policy, technical and financial solutions to support and reduce exposure to climate, water and environmental threats in the Murray-Darling Basin.

One Basin CEO, Professor Mike Stewardson, said “We’re incredibly excited to be convening our first annual event. Our vision is that Australia’s irrigation regions are the most productive, resilient and sustainable in the world and our purpose is to work together to increase value from water in a changing world.”

One Basin research is directed by the needs of industry, and is funded to the tune of $156 million over 10 years – received from the Australia Government via the Department of Industry, Science and Resources AusIndustry CRC program, and the CRC’s 85 partners.

Goyder Institute Interim Director, Dr Alec Rolston said “I’m very excited to be attending the One Basin CRC’s Impact Together event, hearing about the great progress the CRC has made in its first year in its development of the CRC’s co-design processes, the development of its Quickstart projects, and the collaborative design of its first longer-term research projects. The CRC partners working together to address the complex water-related challenges which exist within the Murray-Darling Basin is a critical aspect of the collaborative nature of the CRC.”

The CRC’s work will be undertaken across the basin, and is centred in four regional hubs at Griffith, Mildura, Loxton and Goondiwindi.

For more information, please contact Interim Director, Alec Rolston

Tags: Murray-Darling Basin One Basin CRC Water for Industry

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