ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Research Partners

We engage and collaborate with the following organisations:

Federally funded research organisations

  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • CSIRO Land & Water Flagship
  • Fisheries Research & Development Corporation
  • National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd
  • High Performance Soils CRC
  • Australian Research Council

Federal Government departments and agencies

  • Commonwealth  Environmental Water Office (CEWO)
  • Murray Darling Basin Authority
  • National Mental Health Commission
  • Australian Landcare International
  • Australian Embassy, Laos
  • Department of Environment & Energy (National Carp Control Plan)
  • Department of Health
  • National Landcare program
  • Department of Energy & Environment) House of Representatives Standing Committee on DEE inquiry into Commonwealth Environmental Water)
  • Australian Law Reform Commission
  • Federal Government’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
  • Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Regional Development Australia - Riverina

State Government departments and agencies

  • NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH)
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)-Fisheries
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries –NSW Agriculture
  • Mid North Coast Local Health District
  • Murrumbidgee Primary Health District
  • Marathon Health
  • WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions
  • Family & Community Services (FACS) NSW Liveable Communities
  • Forestry Corporation of NSW
  • Queensland Department of Health
  • NSW Police Force
  • Northern Territory Parks & Wildlife Commission
  • NSW Land and Property Information
  • SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
  • VIC Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP)
  • Western NSW Local Health District
  • Murray Dissolved Oxygen Group
  • NSW Office of Water
  • NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water
  • Regional Development Australia-Murray region
  • NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • NSW Department of Industry
  • NSW Environment Trust
  • NSW Agriculture

International organisations and NGOs

  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre
  • UK Darwin Initiative Fund
  • National Geographic Society
  • World Wildlife Fund Bhutan
  • Red Panda Network
  • Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhutan
  • Farmers Conservation Alliance (USA)
  • World Vision International, Raebia (Timor Leste)
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Global Mangrove Alliance
  • The Nature Conservancy, U.S.
  • DryFlux (Germany)
  • Panthera, Colombia
  • Asian Development Bank
  • World Bank
  • International Lake Environment Committee
  • Wilderness Society
  • WWF
  • Society of Facilitators and Trainers (SOFT), Pakistan
  • IUCN-Pakistan

International government departments and agencies


  • Department of Agricultural Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development, Harare, Zimbabwe


  • Bhutan Departments of Livestock, Forests and Parks
  • Regional Livestock Development Centre, Bhutan


  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Ministry of Water Resources and Management.


  • Norway Government


  • Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Centre, Inland Fisheries Resources Development and Management Department
  • Department of Public Works


  • Department of Irrigation
  • Department of Livestock and Fisheries
  • Mekong River Commission
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Ministry of Energy and Mines


  • Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) - Department of Fisheries, Irrigation and Water Utilities Management Department


  • Punjab Irrigation Department (PID)
  • Sindh Irrigation Department (SID)
  • Balochistan Irrigation & Power Department (BID)
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Agriculture, Supply & Prices, Government of Sindh,

United States

  • United States Agency for International Aid (USAID)
  • US Geological Survey
  • US State Department, Washington
  • US Embassy, Laos
  • US Department of the Interior
  • National Parks Service (Alaska)
  • National Historic Landmark Program
  • American Battlefield Protection Program and the Aleutian WWII National Historic Area


  • Government fisheries agency


  • Murray Irrigation Ltd
  • Snowy Hydro Ltd
  • Environmental Earth Sciences International Ltd
  • Danone/Evian
  • Group Training Northern Territory
  • Xayaburi Power Company Limited, Laos
  • AWMA Solutions, Cohuna, Australia
  • BHP Heritage Research Division
  • Tenure Chasers
  • Leading Age Solutions
  • Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd
  • Hendricks Consulting, Australia.

Catchment Management Authorities (CMA) and Local Land Services (LLS)

  • Murray LLS
  • Riverina LLS
  • Goulburn Broken CMA
  • Mallee CMA
  • North East CMA
  • North Central CMA

Local shires and councils

  • Albury City Council (NSW)
  • Federation Council (NSW)
  • Etheridge Council (QLD)
  • Corowa Shire Council (NSW)
  • City of Melbourne
  • Blue Mountains City Council
  • Bathurst Regional Council
  • Hastings (Port Macquarie) Council

Australian NGOs & Lobby groups

  • ANZ Trustees Foundation (Holsworth Research Endowment Fund)
  • Lake Cowal Foundation
  • Bush Heritage Australia
  • Hermon Slade Foundation
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • Recreational Fishing Trust
  • Birdlife Australia
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Conservation Volunteers (Australia)
  • Crawford Fund
  • Nature Conservation Council
  • Trust for Nature
  • Albury Conservation Company
  • Australian Wildlife Conservancy
  • Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia
  • Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group
  • Invasive Species Council
  • Ningaloo Coast World Heritage

Statutory bodies & Associations

  • NSW Environment Trust
  • SEGRA Foundation
  • Murray Darling Association
  • Queensland Murray Darling Committee
  • Winton Wetlands Committee of Management
  • Sydney Olympic Park Authority
  • North East Water
  • Murray Darling Association
  • Goulburn Murray Water
  • Goulburn Valley Water

National tertiary institutions & research organisations

  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • Monash University
  • University of NSW
  • University of SA
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Deakin University
  • Griffith University
  • LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Bendigo, Wodonga
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Sydney
  • Australian Academy of Science (WH Gladstone’s Population & Environment Fund)
  • Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (Global Connections Fund)
  • University of WA
  • ICE-Warm
  • Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems, La Trobe University (formerly Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Wollongong
  • Australian National University
  • Arthur Rylah Institute
  • South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Aquatic Sciences
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Riverina Institute of TAFE
  • University of Sydney Rural Medical School
  • Notre Dame School of Rural Medicine
  • Western Sydney University
  • FAUNA Research Alliance
  • University of New England

International tertiary organisations

  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (Laos)
  • National University of Laos
  • IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education (The Netherlands)
  • Pennsylvania State University (USA)
  • Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR)
  • International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (Pakistan)
  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF)(Pakistan)
  • PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (UAAR) (Pakistan)
  • Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) (Pakistan)
  • Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) (Pakistan)
  • NED University of Engineering & Technology (NED) (Pakistan)
  • Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture (MNSUAM)
  • Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences (BUITEMS) (Pakistan)
  • International Waterlogging & Salinity Research Institute (IWASRI) (Pakistan)
  • Research Institute for Aquaculture in Vietnam (No 2)
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • National Defence University of Malaysia
  • International College Selangor, Malaysia
  • University Teknikal Malaysia Melakai
  • Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Federal University of Sao Joao del-Rei (UFSJ), Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Institute for Wetland Research, China Academy of Forestry
  • Manhattanville College, U.S.
  • University of Vermont, U.S.
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Kenya Network for Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies (KENDAT), University of  Nairobi, Kenya
  • Centre for Agricultural Mechanization and Rural Technology (CAMARTEC) ), Arusha,  Tanzania
  • Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Arusha, Tanzania University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • James Madison University, Virginia, U.S
  • University of Mysore, India
  • Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, UK
  • Centre for Water Management and Climate Change, Vietnam National University