ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Upcoming Events

5th Annual Winton Wetlands Science Forum

The theme of this year's event is "Connecting People with Nature" whivch will emphasise the role of nature in both ecosystem and human health. It will be held at the WEinton Wetlands, near Benalla, Victoria, August 15 and 16. For more information go to

Murray Darling Basin forum

As part of this year's SEGRA (Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia) conference, August 20-22, at Barooga, NSW, the Institute, in partnership with others, is running and coordinating a special pre-conference Murray Darling Basin forum on Monday, August 19. The forum will feature presentations on four challenges in the morning with working group deliberations and ideas capture sessions in the afternoon.The theme of this year's SEGRA conference is "Rivers of Opportunity: Activating your potential."

Social Sciences Week

Social Science Week is a national platform for social science researchers to engage with non-academic audiences to share their research and discuss key social science issues. This year CSU, and several ILWS social science researchers, will be hosting a range of events and activities during September 9-15. For further details.

Workshop on resilience in semi-arid landscapes of South Africa and Australia

Building on networks/collaborations established at the 2018 Fish Passage conference, a "Workshop on resilience in semi-arid landscapes of South Africa and Australia" will be delivered by Institute and the University of Mpumalanga in October.

ILWS team funding will be used to cover some of the costs of running the workshop including the travel costs to bring five experts from South Africa (which will include Dr Gordon O’Brien). Their visit will begin with workshops to scope existing work, emerging opportunities and project ideas at CSU’s Albury-Wodonga campus, October 8-9. In attendance will be a number of the Institute’s aquatic and terrestrial ecologists, and invitees from NRM agencies. The workshops will be followed by field visits, October 10 to 12.

“We are looking at collaborative opportunities between South Africa National Parks, ILWS, NSW DPI and the University of Mpumalanga, looking at where we may be able to work together in the aquatic/terrestrial space,” says Dr Lee Baumgartner.

Australasian Association of Gerantology conference

Associate Professor Maree Bernoth and Professor Marguerite Bramble (School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health) are on the Scientific Committee and the conference organising committee for the Australasian Association of Gerontology Conference, to be held in Sydney, November 5 to 8. The conference's theme is “New Ways of Knowing and Acting”. It encompasses a broad range of disciplines related to ageing – engineering, ICT, architecture, culture, intimacy, art, clinical, sociology, climate change, environment, farming, significance of animals and more. More information at

7th NRM Regions Knowledge conference

The theme of the this year's conference, to be held in Wodonga, November 18-20, is "Creating resilience through NRM - how do we do it?" For more information go to