Update on the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) Research Centre

CLLMM Research Centre

Following the successful launch of the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) Research Centre, the team shifted their focus to the upcoming research, community and education programs.

Late February and early March proved to be a busy time as the CLLMM hosted two community events at the centre.

Students from the Mount Barker Waldorf School visited the Centre to learn more about the CLLMM region and the Murray-Darling Basin. They we keen to learn about the complexities of managing such a large basin and were keen to know that many of the students lived within the basin. The students participated in a water sharing exercise where they had to discuss amongst themselves what climate change would mean for the future of water resources amongst the people of the Basin.

Sue Hutchings, Acting Executive Director, SA DEW, presenting at the 20th year celebration of The Living Murray program (Environment SA News)

The very same week, the Centre hosted the 20th year celebration of The Living Murray program and the Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth Icon Site. Presentations from scientists and Ngarrindjeri on fish, turtles (thukabi), plants, bugs and waterbirds ensured plenty of discussion and a range of views on how the CLLMM is tracking.

The next few weeks the team focused on planning the upcoming research, education and communication programs, and most importantly, prepping for the first Research Centre Advisory Forum (RCAF) meeting.

RCAF members participating in prioritisation process for research topics. (CLLMM Research Centre)

The first RCAF meeting was deemed a success with representatives from Federal, State and local governments, councils, along with many community representatives, in attendance. All participated in a prioritisation process of research tropics for the Centre, a vital review process to ensure the research conducted in the Centre is community driven.

In the upcoming weeks, the team will continue to work with the RCAF to begin reviewing research priorities, with more specific projects coming soon.   

Media contact 

Dr Tiffany Nay, Communications and Engagement Coordinator, CLLMM Research Centre 

Phone: 0467 242 900 | Email: tiffany.nay@goyderinstitute.org | www.cllmmresearchcentre.org 

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