The MDB EWKR team has recently completed the following:
Updated Multi-year and Annual Research Plans A key element of the Murray-Darling Basin’s EWKR Project’s management is to regularly update the Research Plans that underpin effective delivery of the project and support communication on the project’s direction with the Department of Environment and Energy and other involved parties. The Research Plans were updated in December 2016 and can be downloaded from the from the Resources page.
Engagement with regional managers In May-June and November 2016, the project leadership team held a series of workshops with water managers at the four research sites to update them on the project and seek their input to the development of research outputs. There has been consistent feedback that the EWKR Project should not invest directly in decision-support tools, but rather should conduct a process of continuous engagement over the life of the project. Workshops to present preliminary observations from field work and mesocosm studies will be held with water managers in the second half of 2017.
Research Forum - 14 to 16 February The forum is held once a year and aims to provide an opportunity for the MDB EWKR researchers to work on their individual theme research plans – vegetation, fish, food webs and waterbirds – and also to identify new opportunities to integrate research. More than 20 researchers attended the forum and came from South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The researchers were primarily from universities, but also came from research centres within state government departments.
Over three days the researchers discussed a number of things, including the findings of initial research, pilot studies and fieldwork as well as discussing anticipated outputs of the research and applications to different sites.
MDB EWKR Project Leader: Professor Ben Gawne
Phone: 02 6029 9647
MDB EWKR Project Manager: Jessica Davison
Phone: 02 6029 9645
Listed below are resources that are linked to the MDB EWKR Project either as source documents and inputs, or as outputs of the project.
These documents were prepared as part of the planning phase of the Project: