Sustainable Development Award
Back from Brazil is Dr Luiz Silva where he and his team were presented with the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development on October 25 at the Tomie Othake Institute, São Paulo. The award is given out annually by one of Brazil's major construction companies for projects developed with undergraduate research students that support sustainable development.
Luiz and his team (four research students) won the award for a project that aims to mitigate the impact of hydro-turbines (hydropower) on fish mortality.
This Connections is full to the brim with lots of news. It includes details of our newest projects, updates on current projects, our members' many and varied engagement activities at the regional, national and international levels, awards, achievements and much more
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.
Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships - Institute for Land, Water and Society (AGRTP-ILWS) have closed for 2017.