CLLAMMecology Research Cluster – 2010 Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award Finalists

CLLAMMecology have been named as a finalist in this year’s Banksia Awards.

The CLLAMMecology research cluster was funded by the National Flagship Collaboration Fund, which brought a unique collaborative approach from the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, SARDI Aquatic Sciences and CSIRO to examine the flow requirements of the Coorong, the Lower Lakes and the Murray Mouth. This research is now being used to inform the new Murray-Darling Basin plan as a baseline for environmental flow that is required in the entire Murray-Darling basin. Setting the minimum end of system flow to protect the Coorong will enable informed environmental water allocations, which have been lacking in the past, to be put in place.

The Banksia Awards over the last 21 years have recognised many valuable Australians for their tireless efforts in making a positive difference to our environment. Executive Director of the Banksia Environmental Foundation, Graz van Egmond, says “The award is a key element of the program offered by the Banksia Environmental Foundation. Research underpins any progress that we can make in the area of protecting our unique natural environment, whether it is in the area of combating climate change right through to protecting our precious biodiversity, we need to ensure that Australian research is encouraged and promoted for all our sakes.”

Banksia, together with Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific, provides a researcher/research project with this award of $30,000 to provide assistance and support for sustainable and innovative solutions.

Winners will be presented with their award at a presentation in Sydney on Friday 15 October.

Congratulations to the CLLAMMecology Research Cluster on this achievement!

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