Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Program fieldwork wraps up

The Goyder Institute-led Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Phase 1 Trials and Investigations Research Components are wrapping up their intensive field program as the research enters its final stages. The components will be completed by 30 June 2022, with our research teams having put in an enormous effort since these Phase 1 investigations began in July 2020. To celebrate […]

ONE Basin Cooperative Research Centre takes another important step forward

Following the announcement of the ONE Basin Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) being shortlisted for the final stage of the current round of CRCs, the bid team recently submitted the stage 2 bid. This is an important milestone for the ONE Basin partnership that has developed over the past few years to address one of Australia’s most complex water challenges. […]

In Focus: Research providing knowledge to identify climate adaptation pathways for the Coorong and Lower Lakes region

As reported in August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on climate change − highlighting that our climate is changing, with projections for southern Australia including a reduction in mean rainfall, an increase in the frequency of droughts, along with sea level rise. For the Coorong and Lower Lakes region this is likely […]

Great progress towards our third term goals as 2021 draws to a close

As we approach the end of 2021, we also reach the halfway mark of the third-term of the Institute. And so it is timely to reflect on the Institute’s achievements, which we have done in our 2021 Annual Report – Progress Towards 2023 Goals. It is pleasing to see the substantial progress to date – a […]

In Focus: Research providing knowledge to restore a functioning Coorong food web

Healthy wetland animal populations depend on having both suitable habitat and a functioning food web. The Coorong consists of a diverse range of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, which support a multitude of animal and plant species. Yet, changes in environmental conditions such as reduced freshwater inflows, high salinity and nutrient loads, have impacted upon habitat […]

Welcome news for the ONE Basin Cooperative Research Centre

The Honourable Melissa Price MP, Minister for Science and Technology recently approved the progression of the ONE Basin Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to the final stage of the current round of CRC applications. ONE Basin was one of six shortlisted bids out of 15; a tremendous effort given the competitiveness of the national CRC program that spans […]

Impact of second-term projects continue to ‘flow’

Following the successful completion of the second term of the Goyder Institute as highlighted in our October e-newsletter, the research program continues to have important impacts locally and nationally.  Whilst the second term research program was focussed on providing expert research and advice to inform priority water policies of the South Australian government, additional benefits are […]

Independent evaluation highlights success of Institute’s second term

An independent evaluation has concluded that the Goyder Institute’s second term research program (2015-2020) was highly successful, delivering important research that influenced priority water policies and improved economic, environmental, cultural and social outcomes within South Australia. In addition to Videos and Project Highlight Summaries produced for individual projects (links below), a summary of the overall success is presented in […]