The Institute is an important contributor to policy making and management decisions that contribute to ensuring a sustainable future. It has well-established partnerships and linkages with State and Federal Government departments, agencies, organisations and other tertiary institutions both in Australia and overseas.
Much of the research work undertaken by the Institute relies on financial and in-kind assistance from various funding bodies, government departments and agencies.
Darwin Initiative Fund; International Development Research Centre; Wetlands International-South Asia; Danone/Evian; Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR); Australian Research Council; Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis; Commonwealth Environmental Water Office; Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (Fisheries & Forestry); Director of National Parks; CSIRO; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation; Department of the Environment; Murray-Darling Basin Authority; Murray-Darling Basin Futures CRN
Family and Community Services NSW Liveable Communities; NSW Office of Environment and Heritage; NSW Environment Trust (Bush Connects); Forestry Corporation of NSW; NSW Ministry of Police & Emergency Services' Community Resilience Innovation Program; NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries); Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (Vic); NSW Trade & Investment; Department of Primary Industries; Department of Environment and Primary Industries –Fisheries Victoria; Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW); State Water (NSW); NSW Police Force
Central Tablelands Local Land Services; Holbrook Landcare Network; Blue Mountains City Council; Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre Inc.; Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative Ltd; North Central Catchment Management Authority; Greater Sydney Local Land Services; Canterbury and Fairfield Councils; Central West Local Land Services (LLS); Murray LLS; Goulburn Broken CMA; North Central CMA; Regional Development Australia - Riverina
Australian Wildlife Society; Hermon Slade Foundation; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia Ltd.; ANZ Trustees Foundation – Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment; Lake Cowal Foundation; NSW Environment Trust; NRM North; University of Tasmania
Over the history of the Institute partnerships and linkages have included: