Projects

Our Projects

We’re passionate about helping to improve food security, and sustain both livelihoods and biodiversity on a global scale.

Current Projects

The IFRG is currently involved in the following projects:

Project Title

Modernising irrigated agriculture to protect and restore aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in South East Asia

Project Period

2019 – 2021

Project Funding

$484,107 (Australian Water Partnership/UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO))

Project Location

Myanmar and Indonesia

Project Title

Screens for Streams: Boosting native fish stocks through improved water extraction practices

Project Period

2019 – 2023

Project Funding

$211,165 (NSW DPI-NSW Recreational Fishing Trust)

Project Location

NSW

Project Title

Advancing fish-protection screening at Australian water diversions

Project Period

2019 – 2022

Project Funding

$95,000 (NSW DPI)

Project Location

NSW

Project Title

Delta Flows: The Role that Delta’s play in sustaining basin-scale fisheries in the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers

Project Period

2017 – 2021

Project Funding

$30,127 (IHE Delft)

Project Location

Lao PDR and Myanmar

Project Title

Basin-scale Evaluation and Research Services. Stage 2.

Project Period

2020 – 2022

Project Funding

University of Canberra, $101,750, CSIRO, $72,727. Total $174,477

Project Location

Murray-Darling Basin

Project Title

Next Generation Water Engineering and River Management Hub

Project Period

2022-2025

Project Funding

$3,600,000 (Australian Government Regional Research Collaboration program)

Project Location

South-eastern Australia

Project Title

FishTech: Integrating technical fisheries solutions into river development programs across South East Asia

Project Period

2022-2025

Project Funding

$4,545,454 (DFAT)

Project Location

South East Asia

Project Title

Improving irrigation infrastructure

Project Period

2021-2022

Project Funding

$42,000 (FAO)

Project Location

Asia

Project Title

Translating fish passage research outcomes into policy and legislation across South East Asia

Project Period

2020 - 2024

Project Funding

$2,867,857 (ACIAR)

Project Location

Lao PDR, Indonesia, Cambodia

Project Title

Predicting the impacts of river development on fish movement and population connectivity: A case study on the Clarence River system

Project Period

2020 - 2023

Project Funding

$26,500 (NSW DPI)

Project Location

The Clarence River, NSW, Australia

Project Title

Assessing fisheries mitigation measures at Xayaburi Dam in Lao PDR

Project Period

2018 – 2022

Project Funding

$1.4M (ACIAR, DFAT)

Project Location

Xayaburi Dam, Lao PDR

Project Title

Maccas in the Mannus: Bushfire Recovery (2020-2022)

Project Period

2020 - 2022

Project Funding

$196,400 (Murray Local Land Services, NSW DPI Fisheries)

Project Location

Mannus Creek, NSW

Project Title

Fisheries monitoring in the Mekong Basin to assess impacts of mainstream hydropower projects as part of the Mekong River Joint Environment Monitoring (JEM)

Project Period

2020 – 2022

Project Funding

$640,774

Project Location

Lao PDR

Completed Projects

The IFRG’s list of completed projects is located here:

Project Title

Sustainable hydropower and multipurpose storage to meet the Water, Food and Energy SDGs

Project Period

2018 - 2020

Project Funding

$67,500 Euros

Project Location

Zambezi Basin of southern Africa, the Magdalena Basin of Colombia, and the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) Basin of Myanmar

Project Title

PIT tag database

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$30,000

Project Location

Murray-Darling Basin

Project Title

UA-DAAD – Enhancing the environmental sustainability of hydropower projects

Project Period

2019 – 2020

Project Funding

$25,000

Project Location

Munich (Germany) and Albury (Australia)

Project Title

PIT tag data analysis project

Project Period

2018 - 2019

Project Funding

$25,000

Project Location

Murray-Darling Basin

Project Title

Recovering the Lower Darling

Project Period

2020

Project Funding

$12,327

Project Location

Darling River, Australia

Project Title

Development of strategies to optimise release and clean up strategies underpinning possible use of herpes virus 3 (CyHV-3) for carp biocontrol in Australia

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$30,000

Project Location

Australia

Project Title

Improving the design of irrigation infrastructure to increase fisheries production in floodplain wetlands of the Lower Mekong and Murray-Darling basins

Project Period

2014 – 2019

Project Funding

$ 1,238,683

Project Location

Paksan (Lao PDR) and the Murray-Darling Basin (Australia)

Project Title

Recovery of native fish communities in the Murray-Darling Basin

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$18,948

Project Location

Murray-Darling Basin

Project Title

Developing design guidelines for diversion screens that save native fish and enhance agricultural productivity

Project Period

2018 – 2020

Project Funding

$299,331 (Ian Potter Foundation)

Project Location

NSW

Project Title

Complementary measures for native fish

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$33,000

Project Location

Murray-Darling Basin

Improving irrigation infrastructure

Project Period

2021-2022

Project Funding

$42,000 (FAO)

Project Partners

  • CSU
  • FAO
FishTech: Integrating technical fisheries solutions into river development programs across South East Asia

Project Period

2022-2025

Project Funding

$4,545,454 (DFAT)

Project Partners

  • CSU
  • DFAT
Next Generation Water Engineering and River Management Hub

Project Period

2022-2025

Project Funding

$3,600,000 (Australian Government Regional Research Collaboration program)

Project Partners

  • CSU
  • UNSW
Houy Mak Hiew Fishway (to be constructed)
Houy Mak Hiew Fishway (to be constructed)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Mak Hiew Fishway

Design Type

Vertical slot

Construction Cost

Awaiting project approval

Funded By

ADB/Netherlands

No. Species

104

Target Length Range

Up to 800 mm

Target Biomass

Unknown but expected to be high

Upstream Villages

17

Upstream Households

7,000

Nam Tong Fishway (2020)
Nam Tong Fishway (2020)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Nam Tong Fishway

Design Type

Rock-ramp bypass

Construction Cost

Tendering in 2021

Funded By

ADB

No. Species

Not assessed yet

Target Length Range

29-314 mm

Target Biomass

10.3 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

3

Upstream Households

230

Houy Xang Nam Fishway (2020)
Houy Xang Nam Fishway (2020)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Xang Nam Fishway

Design Type

Villager built rock-ramp with gate crane

Construction Cost

US$1,200

Funded By

ADB

No. Species

108

Target Length Range

25-313 mm

Target Biomass

5.3 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

1

Upstream Households

250

Houy Poun Fishway (2020)
Houy Poun Fishway (2020)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Poun Fishway

Design Type

Villager built rock-ramp with gate crane

Construction Cost

US$1,400

Funded By

ADB

No. Species

108

Target Length Range

25-313 mm

Target Biomass

5.3 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

1

Upstream Households

250

Houy Van Varth Fishway (2020)
Houy Van Varth Fishway (2020)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Van Varth Fishway

Design Type

Villager built rock-ramp with gate crane

Construction Cost

US$2,800

Funded By

ADB

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

1

Upstream Households

250

Nam Beng Fishway (2019)
Nam Beng Fishway (2019)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Nam Beng Fishway

Design Type

Modified trapezoidal

Construction Cost

US$2,420

Funded By

ADB

No. Species

23

Target Length Range

29-314 mm

Target Biomass

10.3 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

1

Upstream Households

194

Nam Met Weir and Fishway (2019)
Nam Met Weir and Fishway (2019)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Nam Met Weir and Fishway

Design Type

Modified trapezoidal

Construction Cost

US$2,311

Funded By

ADB

No. Species

23

Target Length Range

29-314 mm

Target Biomass

10.3 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

1

Upstream Households

194

Pak Peung Fishway (2013)
Pak Peung Fishway (2013)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Pak Peung Fishway

Design Type

Cone bypass fishway

Construction Cost

$128,000

Funded By

ACIAR

No. Species

108

Target Length Range

12-805 mm

Target Biomass

48.5 Kg/d

Upstream Villages

6

Upstream Households

1,008

Pak Peung Regulator (2016)
Pak Peung Regulator (2016)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Pak Peung Regulator (2016)

Design Type

Overshot layflat gates

Construction Cost

$90,000

Funded By

ACIAR

No. Species

114

Target Length Range

5-225 mm

Target Biomass

40.65 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

6

Upstream Households

1,008

Houy Sokbo Fish pass (2015)
Houy Sokbo Fish pass (2015)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Sokbo Fish pass

Design Type

Flap gate crane, slide gate refurbishment, apron modification, culvert baffles and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$85,420

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

6

Upstream Households

1,767

Houy Souy Fishway (2016)
Houy Souy Fishway (2016)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Souy Fishway

Design Type

Two cone fishways - one either side of weir

Construction Cost

US$51,625

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

42

Target Length Range

18-235 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

17

Upstream Households

3,184

Houy Bangkak Fish pass (2016)
Houy Bangkak Fish pass (2016)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Bangkak Fish pass

Design Type

Apron modification, culvert baffles and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$86,012

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

3

Upstream Households

321

Houy Khe Fish pass (2015)
Houy Khe Fish pass (2015)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Khe Fish pass

Design Type

Flap gate crane, slide gate refurbishment, apron modification, culvert baffles and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$59,813

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

2

Upstream Households

212

Houy Sadu Fish pass (2016)
Houy Sadu Fish pass (2016)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Sadu Fish pass

Design Type

Slide gate refurbishment, apron modification, culvert baffles and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$63,496

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

2

Upstream Households

364

Houy Papak Fish pass (2015)
Houy Papak Fish pass (2015)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Papak Fish pass

Design Type

Flap gate crane, slide gate refurbishment, apron modification, culvert baffles and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$95,789

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

7

Upstream Households

691

Houy Kae Fish pass (2015)
Houy Kae Fish pass (2015)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Kae Fish pass

Design Type

Flap gate crane, slide gate refurbishment, apron modification, culvert baffles and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$54,656

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

3

Upstream Households

344

Houy Phine Fish pass (2015)
Houy Phine Fish pass (2015)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Phine Fish pass

Design Type

Flap gate crane, slide gate refurbishment, apron modification, culvert baffles and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$53,370

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

4

Upstream Households

504

Houy Boun Fish pass (2015)
Houy Boun Fish pass (2015)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Boun Fish pass

Design Type

Upstream apron modification, slide gate refurbishment and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$62,041

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

3

Upstream Households

231

Houy Lo Fish pass (2015)
Houy Lo Fish pass (2015)

Country

Lao PDR

Site Name

Houy Lo Fish pass

Design Type

Flap gate crane, slide gate refurbishment and bank stabilisation

Construction Cost

US$77,987

Funded By

World Bank

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

6

Upstream Households

1,527

Srey Snom Fishway (proposed)
Srey Snom Fishway (proposed)

Country

Cambodia

Site Name

Srey Snom Fishway

Design Type

Cone and rock ramp

Construction Cost

US$50,000

Funded By

USAID

No. Species

104

Target Length Range

13-560 mm

Target Biomass

240 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

100

Upstream Households

1,487

Sambor Weir Fishway (proposed)
Sambor Weir Fishway (proposed)

Country

Cambodia

Site Name

Sambor Weir Fishway

Design Type

Vertical slot

Construction Cost

US$80,000

Funded By

USAID

No. Species

45

Target Length Range

13-560 mm

Target Biomass

240 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

500

Upstream Households

8,165

Chheukrom Fishway (2021)
Chheukrom Fishway (2021)

Country

Cambodia

Site Name

Chheukrom Fishway

Design Type

Vertical slot

Construction Cost

US$350,000

Funded By

ADB

No. Species

120

Target Length Range

13-560 mm

Target Biomass

240 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

50

Upstream Households

1406

Makara Dam Fishway (2005)
Makara Dam Fishway (2005)

Country

Cambodia

Site Name

Makara Dam Fishway

Design Type

Vertical slot

Construction Cost

US$300,000

Funded By

ADB

No. Species

55

Target Length Range

77-315 mm

Target Biomass

2.42

Upstream Villages

70

Upstream Households

13,203

Ea Tul Fishway (under construction)
Ea Tul Fishway (under construction)

Country

Vietnam

Site Name

Ea Tul Fishway

Design Type

Vertical slot

Construction Cost

$US78,000

Funded By

USAID

No. Species

55

Target Length Range

Expected <300 mm

Target Biomass

10.3 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

10

Upstream Households

-

Sang Khom Fishway (2012)
Sang Khom Fishway (2012)

Country

Thailand

Site Name

Sang Khom Fishway

Design Type

Rock Ramp

Construction Cost

US$500

Funded By

Province

No. Species

110

Target Length Range

12-330 mm

Target Biomass

4.56 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

5

Upstream Households

-

Wang Chang Fishway (2019)
Wang Chang Fishway (2019)

Country

Thailand

Site Name

Wang Chang Fishway

Design Type

Cone

Construction Cost

US$70,000

Funded By

USAID

No. Species

108

Target Length Range

12-805 mm

Target Biomass

48.5 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

20

Upstream Households

-

Shan Gaing Sluice (to be constructed)
Shan Gaing Sluice (to be constructed)

Country

Myanmar

Site Name

Shan Gaing Sluice

Design Type

Dual vertical-slot

Construction Cost

Est. US$500,000

Funded By

Seeking funding

No. Species

44

Target Length Range

Expected 20-1200 mm

Target Biomass

Unknown but expected to be high

Upstream Villages

6

Upstream Households

51136

Kbal Hong Fishway (2018)
Kbal Hong Fishway (2018)

Country

Cambodia

Site Name

Kbal Hong Fishway

Design Type

Cone

Construction Cost

US$78,000

Funded By

USAID

No. Species

115

Target Length Range

13-560 mm

Target Biomass

0.1 - 449 Kg/day

Upstream Villages

50 approx.

Predicting the impacts of river development on fish movement and population connectivity: A case study on the Clarence River system

Project Period

2020 - 2023

Project Funding

$26,500 (NSW DPI)

Project Partners

  • Dr Jason Thiem (Adjunct CSU and Fisheries NSW)
  • Dr Gavin Butler (Fisheries NSW)
  • Dr Gregory Doran (CSU)
Development of fish passage criteria for floodplain species of Central Laos

Project Period

2006 - 2010

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
  • Australasian Fish Passage Services
  • Kingfisher Research
  • Thai Department of Fisheries
Pilot study for development of fish friendly irrigation and mini hydro design criteria for application in the Mekong and Murray-Darling basins

Project Period

2012 - 2013

Project Funding

$150,000

Project Partners

  • NSW DPI
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2013-14 to the Murrumbidgee River

Project Period

2013 - 2014

Project Funding

$671,801

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Commonwealth Environment Water Office (CEWO)
  • NSW DPIE
Developing fish friendly design criteria for small hydro facilities

Project Period

2012 - 2014

Project Funding

$144,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Socio-economic study of farmer adoption of tilapia fish production in Aceh, Indonesia

Project Period

2012 - 2015

Project Funding

$64,000

Project Partners

Charles Sturt University (CSU)

Socio-economic study of fish harvesting and use by villagers around Pak Peung reservoir in Laos

Project Period

2012 - 2015

Project Funding

$66,180

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University  (CSU)
Examination of the relationships between stream water flow and fish species and invertebrate taxa using hierarchical regression analyses

Project Period

2012 - 2015

Project Funding

$70,651

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Development of fish passage technology to increase fisheries production on floodplains in the Lower Mekong Basin

Project Period

2010 – 2015

Project Funding

$1,837,834

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • NSW DPI
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
  • Australasian Fish Passage Services
Foundational activities for the Fish Theme of Environmental Water Knowledge and Research (EWKR)

Project Period

2016

Project Funding

$16,800

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Evidence-based scientific advice – Lasting environmental benefits of non-flow measures in the Murray-Darling Basin

Project Period

2016

Project Funding

$9,090

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Development of State-wide framework for monitoring long-term responses of wetlands to environmental watering

Project Period

2015 - 2016

Project Funding

$11,500

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Complementary measures for native fish

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$33,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Recovery of native fish communities in the Murray-Darling Basin

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$18,948

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Development of strategies to optimise release and clean up strategies underpinning possible use of herpes virus 3 (CyHV-3) for carp biocontrol in Australia

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$30,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
  • K&C Fisheries Global Pty Ltd
PIT tag data analysis project

Project Period

2018 - 2019

Project Funding

$25,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
PIT tag database

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$30,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • KarlTek Pty Ltd
In search of the elusive Mekong salmon

Project Period

2016 - 2019

Project Funding

$38,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Develoment of fish passage technology for floodplains

Project Period

2016

Project Funding

$140,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Murray River fishway assessments

Project Period

2016

Project Funding

$55,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Global Connections Fund – Irrigation Modernization: Working with farmers to innovate for the environment

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$49,156

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Fish investigations associated with Snowy 2.0 – Snowy Hydro Ltd. Assignment 1.

Project Period

2017 – 2018

Project Partners

  • NSW DPI
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Snowy Hydro Limited
Murray small-bodied threatened fish project

Project Period

2017 – 2018

Project Funding

$52,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Murray Local Land Services
  • NSW DPI
Macca’s in the Mannus: Macquarie perch refuge in the Upper Murray

Project Period

2017 – 2018

Project Funding

$120,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Murray Local Land Services
  • NSW DPI
Recovery of native fish communities in the Murray-Darling Basin

Project Period

2017

Project Funding

$19,462

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Basin-scale Evaluation and Research Services. Stage 1.

Project Period

2019

Project Funding

$42,418

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Commonwealth Environment Water Holder (CEWO)
Predicting redfin survival through the Snowy 2.0 scheme. Assignment 2.

Project Period

2018 - 2020

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • NSW DPI
  • Snowy Hydro Limited
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP (Brazil))
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL (USA))
  • JAD Systems (USA)
Fishing for answers: Unlocking spawning and recruitment for Murray-Darling recreational species

Project Period

2017 – 2020

Project Funding

$100,000

Project Partners

  • NSW DPI
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Developing design guidelines for diversion screens that save native fish and enhance agricultural productivity

Project Period

2018 – 2020

Project Funding

$299,331 (Ian Potter Foundation)

Project Partners

  • NSW DPI
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • AWMA Water Control Solutions
  • Ian Potter Foundation
Improving the design of irrigation infrastructure to increase fisheries production in floodplain wetlands of the Lower Mekong and Murray-Darling basins

Project Period

2014 – 2019

Project Funding

$ 1,238,683

Project Partners

  • NSW DPI
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • AWMA Water Control Solutions
Recovering the Lower Darling

Project Period

2020

Project Funding

$12,327

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
UA-DAAD – Enhancing the environmental sustainability of hydropower projects

Project Period

2019 – 2020

Project Funding

$25,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Sustainable hydropower and multipurpose storage to meet the Water, Food and Energy SDGs

Project Period

2018 - 2020

Project Funding

$67,500 Euros

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • IHE Delft
Basin-scale Evaluation and Research Services. Stage 2.

Project Period

2020 – 2022

Project Funding

University of Canberra, $101,750, CSIRO, $72,727. Total $174,477

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Commonwealth Environment Water Holder (CEWO)
  • University of Canberra
  • CSIRO
Delta Flows: The Role that Delta’s play in sustaining basin-scale fisheries in the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers

Project Period

2017 – 2021

Project Funding

$30,127 (IHE Delft)

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • National Geographic Society
  • IHE Delft
Advancing fish-protection screening at Australian water diversions

Project Period

2019 – 2022

Project Funding

$95,000 (NSW DPI)

Project Partners

  • NSW DPI
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Screens for Streams: Boosting native fish stocks through improved water extraction practices

Project Period

2019 – 2023

Project Funding

$211,165 (NSW DPI-NSW Recreational Fishing Trust)

Project Partners

  • NSW DPI
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Modernising irrigated agriculture to protect and restore aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in South East Asia

Project Period

2019 – 2021

Project Funding

$484,107 (Australian Water Partnership/UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO))

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
  • Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  • South-East Asia Fisheries Development Centre
  • WorldFish
  • Delft-IHE
  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • International Water Management Institute
Fisheries monitoring in the Mekong Basin to assess impacts of mainstream hydropower projects as part of the Mekong River Joint Environment Monitoring (JEM)

Project Period

2020 – 2022

Project Funding

$640,774

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • NSW DPI
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ – Germany)
  • International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM)
  • Australian Water partnership (AWP)
  • Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC – Lao PDR)
  • KarlTek Pty Ltd
  • AusVet International
  • Vemco
Maccas in the Mannus: Bushfire Recovery (2020-2022)

Project Period

2020 - 2022

Project Funding

$196,400 (Murray Local Land Services, NSW DPI Fisheries)

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • NSW DPI
  • Murray Local Land Services
Assessing fisheries mitigation measures at Xayaburi Dam in Lao PDR

Project Period

2018 – 2022

Project Funding

$1.4M (ACIAR, DFAT)

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trading (DFAT)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
  • Xayaburi Power Company Limited (XPCL)
  • KarlTek Pty Ltd
  • Fish Matters IP
Quantifying biophysical and community impacts of improved fish passage in Lao PDR and Myanmar

Project Period

2016 – 2021

Project Funding

$2.6M (ACIAR)

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
  • University of South Australia
  • Australasian Fish Passage Services
Translating fish passage research outcomes into policy and legislation across South East Asia

Project Period

2020 - 2024

Project Funding

$2,867,857 (ACIAR)

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trading (DFAT)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
  • Hendricks Consulting
  • Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (Indonesia)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Myanmar)
  • Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute (Cambodia)
  • Fishway Consulting Services
Diadromous fish of the Mekong: Managing long distance fish migrations at mainstream dam sites

Project Period

2020

Project Funding

$19,000

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

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