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EI Advisory Board welcomes Sandy Pitcher CE, DEWNR as the new Chair

The Environment Institute would like to welcome Sandy Pitcher Chief Executive of the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources as the new Chair of the Advisory Board. Sandy brings close to a decade of experience at high levels of South Australian Government departments, her previous experience was at the Department of Premier and Cabinet. “The Environment Institute […]

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Reminder: Goyder Institute Water Forum is this week!

Come along this week to the University of Adelaide to hear some of our Environment Institute members speak! Don’t miss the first two keynote speakers on Tuesday: Advisory Board Chair and CEO of DEWNR Sandy Pitcher will give the first keynote, followed by a keynote by new member and mammal discovery expert Professor Kris Helgen. Professor […]

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Guest Series: Restoring our State’s Oyster Reefs

Oysters; they’re delicious, healthy, and can get things happening in the bedroom. But there is a lot more to the humble oyster than being an enticing hor d’oeuvre. Oysters create ecosystems, clean up our pollution, protect our shorelines from storms, and can even slow the rate of climate change. Given the opportunity, oysters can provide […]

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Old microbial friends key to good health

The human microbiome is increasingly being recognised as an important part of our well-being. But research is showing that our interact with microbiomes in the environment can have a huge effect on the microbiomes in our bodies. The beneficial bacteria that populate our body play a huge role in our metabolism and physiology. If the population […]

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Plight of the bandicoot in prime-time spotlight

Channel 9’s Saturday night news featured the plight of the southern brown bandicoot, an endangered species with populations across the Adelaide Hils and Mount Lofty Ranges. Habitat preservation is key to the survival of the bandicoot. But the habitat of this native marsupial poses a problem to both residents of the Adelaide Hills and conservationists. Bandicoots thrive around private […]

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2014 SA Climate Change Adaptation Showcase

Date: February 13th & 14th, 2014 Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm Venue: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide Cost: $250 for two day registration including dinner. Student discounts apply. RSVP: – Click here to register your attendance. You will hear the latest in climate science research and also how practitioners from around South Australia are […]

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Four in 40: Flood Modelling & Management

The Water Research Centre and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) present the latest “Four in 40″ forum on Monday 12th November 2012 at the Flinders St Baptist Church. The forum is titled “Flood Modelling and Management”. Speakers include: Karin Geraghty, Chief Information Officer, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Dr […]

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Four in 40: Managing carbon in catchments – Podcast now available

The podcast from the most recent “Four in 40″ seminar, hosted by the Water Research Centre and the Department for Environment, Water & Natural Resources (DEWNR)on Monday 23 July, “Managing carbon in catchments” is now available. Speakers were: Dr Todd Wallace, Department for Environment, Water & Natural Resources Associate Professor Rob Reid, University of Adelaide […]

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