Coorong Research Hub to embark on program to address the effects of climate change

The Goyder Institute for Water Research Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Research Hub (the Hub) will officially enter its establishment phase on 1 July 2023, marking the beginning of the Hub’s research program to investigate the ecological, cultural, economic, and social values of the nationally and internationally important Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth […]

Supporting climate change resilience in the Coorong

The Millennium Drought (1996-2010) had a devastating environmental, economic, social and cultural impact throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. The Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) region, situated at the end of the Basin, was no exception. Despite increased flows returning to the CLLMM since the end of the drought, parts of the region, in particular […]

Increased flushing vital to Coorong’s long-term health

A new study from Goyder Institute scientists has found that extremely high levels of salt and nutrients in the Coorong, an internationally important South Australian estuary at the end of the River Murray, is causing serious ecological harm. The researchers analysed more than 20 years of environmental data – from 1998 to 2021 – to […]

Ruppia restoration strategy released for southern Coorong

The Goyder Institute for Water Research has released a restoration strategy for the Ruppiacommunity of the Southern Coorong as part of the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin (HCHB) program,which is jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments.Large-scale losses of the Ruppia community throughout the Millennium Drought and the impact offilamentous algal growth are exacerbating […]

Institute scientists head to River Murray to study environmental impacts of flood

The Goyder Institute and Department for Environment and Water have launched a series of research projects to determine how South Australian River Murray environments are responding to the 2022-2023 high flow event. The projects will fill knowledge gaps to inform the future management of riverine, floodplain and wetland habitats. “The flood has created some difficult […]

Goyder Institute’s Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Research Project wins R&D Excellence Award

Following on from the Goyder Institute’s state and national awards last year, the Institute and its partners recently received the Australian Water Association’s (AWA) South Australia Branch Award for R&D Excellence for 2022 for the Institute’s Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin (HCHB) Scientific Trials and Investigations research project. The HCHB research project ran from July 2020 – […]

How feasible is a water resource rating system for South Australia?

New research of the Goyder Institute for Water Research has evaluated the potential for developing a sustainability rating system for the management of water resources in South Australia. A team of researchers led by Dr Bethany Cooper of the University of South Australia, have found that it would be advantageous to develop an environmental, social and governance […]

New research project in the South-East kicks off with aerial survey of groundwater

The new research project Adaptation of the South-Eastern drainage system under a changing climate has kicked off its fieldwork program with an airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey along the coastline south of Mount Gambier. The project began last month and will help the Limestone Coast Landscape Board determine whether there are opportunities to manage water from the extensive drainage network […]

Australian Government announces new Research Hub of the Goyder Institute to support the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth region

The Goyder Institute for Water Research will deliver a new water Research Hub in the nationally and internationally important Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth region of South Australia. The provision of $8 million of Commonwealth funding was jointly announced in Goolwa by the Minister for the Environment and Water, Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, and South Australian […]