ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University


Ramsar Chair for the Wise Use of Wetlands

Max FinlaysonInstitute Director Professor Max Finlayson is the Ramsar Chair for the Wise Use of Wetlands, a position that is part of a collaborative agreement between the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Charles Sturt University and the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, based in The Netherlands. A recent interview  (with Associate Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis, Anne van Dam) which appears on the IHE Delft's web page explains what the position means, its key activities to date and what is next.

End of cyber life

Prof Adam SteenProfessor Adam Steen has led a research project on Estate Planning in Australia which showed that over 71 per cent of people with digital assets  were unaware of what would happen to them when they died or became disabled. Not surprisingly the story had excellent media uptake regionally and nationally. Media release  Podcast of one of his many interviews

About Us

We are a multi and trans-disciplinary Research Centre at Charles Sturt University, Australia's largest regional university. In partnership with government and others, we undertake biophysical, social and economic research to address local, regional, national and global issues.
Our researchers are involved in individual, collaborative and commissioned work around Australia and the world. Research is undertaken within four thematic (not mutually exclusive) areas:
* Biodiversity Conservation
* Environmental Water
* Rural and Regional Communities
* Sustainable Development (International)

Our mission is to undertake internationally recognised integrated environmental, social and economic research for rural and regional areas.

Research Strategy

ILWS Research Strategy 2017


Expressions of Interest for a fish ecology PhD scholarship

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships - Institute for Land, Water and Society (AGRTP-ILWS) have closed for 2017.


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