Featured research projects

Our work directly supports decision-making related to maintenance and restoration of the long-term health of rivers, catchments, floodplains and wetlands.

Condamine River Ecological Assessments

This project is assessing whether methane seeps in the Condamine River have any direct effect on the river's water quality and ecological status.

Darling Anabranch Adaptive Management Monitoring Program

This project continued the work of the Darling Anabranch Adaptive Management Monitoring Program (DAAMMP) and helped guide decisions on the management of environmental flows.

Dissolved organic carbon quality influences metal toxicity in freshwaters

This project aims to characterise the types of dissolved organic carbon found within Australian freshwaters and investigate how these influence metal toxicity to organisms.

Hattah Lakes icon site: The Living Murray Condition Monitoring

The Living Murray efforts involve a combination of on ground works for the delivery of environmental water and a monitoring and evaluation program at six icon sites chosen for their ecological and cultural significance.

Long Term Intervention Monitoring

Long Term Intervention Monitoring (LTIM) is a key element of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO) response to the requirements of the Water Act 2007 and the MDBA’s Basin Plan.

Lower Broken Creek FLOWS study

This project will develop an updated set of environmental objectives and flow recommendations for the Lower Broken Creek, using the FLOWS method.

MMCP Collaboration Project

This Collaboration Project aims to provide quality scientific research that is highly valued and utilised by water policy and management.

Murray–Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research (MDB EWKR)

The Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research (MDB EWKR) Project will improve the best science information available to support the evolving needs of environmental water managers.

River Murray Biological Monitoring Program

This project started in 1980 after concern for river health emerged in the 1970s. During its 35-year history many organisations have contributed to the project's unique database.

Rivers of Gold

This project investigates the impact of mining on rivers in Victoria.

Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands: The Living Murray Condition Monitoring

The program is a significant investment into the long term sustainability of the River Murray system and aims to achieve a healthy, working river for the benefit of all Australians.

stonefly species Thaumatoperla

Conserving Victoria’s unique alpine stonefly genus Thaumatoperla

This project assesses the impact the 2019-20 fires had on the threatened stonefly species Thaumatoperla.