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April 2014

Workshop - Estimating the effect of external shocks on communities in the MDB using a CGE and micorsimulation models (29 Apr 2014)

Workshop - Transition Pathways in Small Regional Economies (9 Apr 2014)

March 2014

Workshop - Climate risk and adaptation: Enabling attitudinal and behavioural change in Australian Farmers (18 Mar 2014)

Special Presentation from the Institute of Applied Ecology - Is there hope for saving the Tasmanian Devil? (20 Mar 2014)

February 2014

Workshop - Linking science, data and management: How NRM agencies learn from experience (18 February 2014)

Workshop - Regionalwellbeing Survey: early results (4 February 2014)

December 2013

Inaugural 'Richard Norris Lecture' - Predictive modelling for biological assessment of river health: where we came from and where to next (2 December 2013)   

November 2013

Workshop - Incorporating justice and fairness into water planning: A comprehensive Social Justice Framework for Water and Natural Resource Management (21 November 2013)

Regionalwellbeing survey closed

October 2013

Launch of our newest project - Towards Place Based Education in the Murray-Darling Basin

Workshop - Ecological Responses to Groundwater Decline, Salinity and Drought

Workshop - Sustainable Development: connecting practice with theory

September 2013

Research Opportunities for MDBfutures' researchers. The ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the EnvironmentThe Commissioner’s Office has a number of interesting research opportunities available. These projects are very flexible both in terms of time and scope.
The projects can stand alone or potentially be integrated into existing MDBfutures research projects. Alternately the work of current MDBfutures’ researchers could be integrated into the work of the Commissioner’s office. (more information)
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Applications close for submissions to the MDBfutures placement program on 27 September 2013.

Workshop - Opportunities for localism in the Murray-Darling Basin: a critical reflection

Visitor Program - Results of round 2 now available

August 2013

Applications are now open for MDBfutures Fellows and Doctoral Students to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in a placement with one of our partner organisations.  Applications should be submitted to by 27th September 2013.

Workshop - Assessing the likely ecological effects of Environmental Flows: Systematic evaluation of ecological literature to support causal inference (29 August 2013).

Launch of Regionalwellbeing survey

Workshop Phylogenetic approaches to conservation, with examples from Australia 
(14 August 2013).

July 2013

Applications closed on 30 July for Round 2 of our Visitors Program

Public Lecture: Implementing the Murray-Darling Basin Plan presented by the Hon. Craig Knowles, Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.  View a podcast of the lecture.

Workshop - Is Resilience a useful or useless concept in the MDB?
(27 June 2013) 

Workshop - Key Challenges facing the Sustainability of Rural Communities: A Policy Review  
(24 June 2013)  

May 2013

Applications open for Round 2 of our Visitors Program Read More

MDB futures Management Group meeting (14 May 2013)

Workshop - Migration in the Murray-Darling Basin: Who goes and who stays?  (30 May 2013) 

Seminar - Localising the Food System for Sustainability (30 May 2013)

Media Release, Migration in the Murray-Darling Basin: Who goes and who stays? (29 May 2013)
Media Release_Migration (343Kb PDF) l Media Release_Migration (395Kb RTF)

Barmah Lake - Image taken in 22 November, 2010. Photo courtesy of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

April 2013

Workshop - The relevance of Indigenous water strategies for the Murray-Darling Basin
(24 April 2013) Find out more

Applications close for Visitors Program Read More

January 2013

Global Land Project 2nd Open Science Meeting - Call for Sessions closes 5th January 2013 Read More

December 2012

Applications for PhD Doctoral Scholarship vacancies close

November 2012

Workshop 7: Values and Policy Making - Issues for the Murray-Darling Basin
16 November 2012Find out more

October 2012

MDBfutures Management Group - 29 October 2012

September 2012

Photograph of CRN Researchers listening to a talk by John Coultan, General Manager of Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative Incorporated

Researchers from the CRN undertook a Field Trip to engage with stakeholders in the MDB Read more

Photograph of CRN Researchers listening to a talk by John Coultan, General Manager of Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative Incorporated.

Workshop 5 - Governance of Recovery and the Governance of Recovery

MDBfutures Management Group was held on 18 September 2012

August 2011

Director and Program Manager of MDBfutures travelled to Albury/Wodonga this month to meet researchers interested in collaborating with MDBfutures

PhD scholarship positions still available

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MDBfutures is supported by the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks program.