Healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems in the Murray-Darling Basin that are managed in a sustainable manner.
The Centre's mission is to generate, synthesise and communicate the knowledge required to support the adaptive management of environmental water allocations, manage risks associated with significant water quality events (e.g. blackwater), and build the ecological research capacity necessary to inform future water policy.
In pursuit of this mission, the staff and management of the MDFRC are committed to a value set which espouses:
The MDFRC is a partnership between a group of research and policy agencies and aligns its activities with the participant's strategic initiatives in order to add value. The current participants in the MDFRC partnership are CSIRO and La Trobe University. The MDFRC is an unincorporated joint venture governed by a Board. The Board comprises an Independent Chair (Professor Jane Doolan) and a representative of each of the participants:
The MDFRC is a multi-disciplinary research centre committed to the generation and adoption of freshwater ecological knowledge. The MDFRC has research facilities located in both the Upper and Lower Murray River regions at Wodonga and Mildura. Freshwater ecological knowledge is generated through:
The MDFRC generates new ecological knowledge to support water management agencies in: