Institute for Land, Water and Society

  • Australia

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) undertakes internationally recognised integrated environmental, social and economic research for rural and regional areas. Formed in 2005, it combines research strengths in biophysical, social and economic research and has well-established partnerships with state and federal government departments, agencies and other tertiary institutions in Australia and overseas. Since inception ILWS has facilitated integration of environmental, social and economic research aims and practices. Our focus on facilitating systematic research has positioned ILWS to address issues that arise when managing social ecological systems that are characterised by uncertainty and complexity. Our researchers are involved in collaborative and commissioned work around Australia and the world, providing opportunities to influence local, regional, national and academic communities. Research is undertaken within four thematic (not mutually exclusive) areas: • Biodiversity Conservation • Environmental Water • Rural and Regional Communities • Sustainable Development (International)

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water Earth & Environmental Sciences
wetland Earth & Environmental Sciences
river Earth & Environmental Sciences
effect Earth & Environmental Sciences
community Social Sciences
management Social Sciences
climate change Earth & Environmental Sciences
irrigation Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1989 2018

Adaptive Management of Environmental Flows

Webb, J. A., Watts, R. J., Allan, C. & Conallin, J. C. 23 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Management. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

adaptive management
decision making
Decision making

Alien plants and wetland biotic dysfunction

Finlayson, C. 2018 (Accepted/In press) The Wetland Book II: Distribution, Description and Conservation. 9999 ed. The Netherlands: Springer, Vol. 2, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

introduced species
nineteenth century
native species

An international comparison of rice consumption behaviours and greenhouse gas emissions from rice production

Maraseni, T. N., Deo, R. C., Qu, J., Gentle, P. & Neupane, P. R. 20 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 172, p. 2288-2300 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Consumption behavior
International comparison
Greenhouse gas emissions
Rice production
international comparison


2015 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence (Research Excellence)

Robyn Watts (Recipient), James Abell (Recipient), Catherine Allan (Recipient), Carmen Amos (Recipient), Mariagrazia Bellio (Recipient), Bradley K. Clarke-Wood (Recipient), Colin Finlayson (Recipient), Tamsin Greenwood (Recipient), Andrew Hall (Recipient), Julia Howitt (Recipient), Paul Humphries (Recipient), Kim Jenkins (Recipient), Richard Kopf (Recipient), Nicole McCasker (Recipient), Wayne Robinson (Recipient), Veronique Janel (Recipient), Skye Wassens (Recipient), Benjamin Wolfenden (Recipient) & Alek Zander (Recipient), 05 Aug 2015

Prize/Award: Award

ASPIRE Early Career Research Award

Lee Baumgartner (Recipient), 14 Apr 2016

Prize/Award: Prize

Activities 2004 2017

  • 14 Invited talk
  • 6 Participation in conference
  • 2 Editorial activity

Press / Media

New twist on bird...

Rebecca Peisley


1 item of media coverage

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New twist on bird threat to orchards

Rebecca Peisley


14 items of media coverage

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