The recent research portfolio of the MDFRC, working wholly within the Murray-Darling Basin, can be summarised as:
- Those projects relevant to the needs of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (monitoring of The Living Murray icon sites for example)
- Projects supporting management decision-making of Commonwealth and State agencies (i.e. design of long term monitoring program for the Basin)
- Projects delivering research or monitoring results to Catchment Management Authorities and other natural resource managment agencies.