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Kantri is for Laif – Cultural Museum or National Asset

Country is Life

The project devised and documented ‘a strategy for the conservation and application of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) across northern Australia.’ The strategy is based on the findings that there had been limited consultation with interested Indigenous groups; undervaluing of IK contributions to land and sea management; a lack of coordinated effort to provide long term and appropriate investment in IK, a rapid loss of language (more)...

Knowledge for Regional NRM Program Map 1

Package 1 key services map

A map of the regional bodies that have used key services provided through package 1 for Knowledge for Regional NRM Program

Knowledge for Regional NRM Program Map 2

Package 3 key services map

A map of the regional bodies that have used key services provided through package 2 for Knowledge for Regional NRM Program

Knowledge for Regional NRM Program summary map

Summary of key activities map

A summary map of the regional bodies that have used key services provided through package 1, 2 and 3 for Knowledge for Regional NRM Program

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Land & Water Australia Annual Operational Plan 2008 - 2009

Knowledge for managing Australian landscapes

New Tools for Measuring Evaporation from Farm Dams

Research Bulletin 5

This bulletin describes the results of a modelling study of evaporation from farm dams and a ‘ready reckoner’ in the form of a spreadsheet that:

  • Calculates the cost of installing an evaporation reduction system
  • Calculates how much water is saved from evaporating.

A Bayesian network model for predicting Grey-crown Babbler population abundance in the Lower Loddon River catchment

Report 4

This report - Ecological Risk Assessment Case Study for the Lower Loddon Catchment: Bayesian decision network model for predicting grey-crowned babbler population abundance in the Lower Loddon catchment - is the fourth in a series of five.

A Bayesian network model for predicting macroinvertebrate community diversity in the lower Loddon River

Report 3

This report is the third in a series of five produced by NPSI project UMO45 Delivering Sustainability through Risk Management. Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) is a formal process for determining the risk posed by hazards (stressors, threats) to the health of ecosystems. ERA evolved from the need to develop processes that better deal with the complexity of aquatic ecosystems. That is, the (more)...

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A Commentary on Funded Biological Control Projects

In a suite of 27 national weeds research projects funded as part of the Defeating the Weed Menace Program. Land and Water Australia funded seven projects under the theme of Biocontrol agents for national priority weeds.

This publication is one of a suite of 13 produced as part of a folder showcasing research from the Defeating the Weed Menace Research and Development program.

A Cultural and Conservation Economy for Northern Australia

This report presents the outcomes of a collaborative research project to test the applicability of the concept of a ‘conservation economy’ in Australia, and the relevance of the ‘Ecotrust model’ to foster the emergence of such an economy. The specific objectives of the study were To investigate and report on the relevance of the concept of Ecotrust Canada’s ‘conservation economy’ model for Indigenous and rural sustainable community (more)...

A Farm Sustainability Dashboard

Software application

The Farm Sustainability Dashboard is a demonstration tool designed to prototype an on-farm dashboard utility, similar to that used in some corporate environments but adapted for rural use. This software is offered as-is and with no warranty. Users are advised that this was a demonstration project only, and that they use this software at their own risk. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: - Windows XP or (more)...

A framework for assessing the health of coastal waters: Qld trial

While the assessment framework and indicators described in this report are for use by a range of stakeholders from community to state government, the report is specifically written for the NLWRA (as a final report on a project to trial the national set of 19 estuarine, coastal and marine resource condition indicators in Queensland). As such it contains information and data that is in excess of the needs of the intended users. The purpose of the indicators provided (more)...

A Framework for the Identification of Wetland Condition Indicators

A National Trial – South Australia

The SAWCI project has developed a process for the identification of appropriate wetland condition indicators and a pilot framework for reporting on wetland condition. This has been done in conjunction with State Departments, interstate jurisdictions, Natural Resources Management (NRM) Boards and research organisations. The project undertook the following steps: 1. Draft mapping of the extent and distribution of wetlands by the South (more)...

A guide to designing and implementing performance reporting to increase the confidence of conservation investors

The Investment in Conservation and Natural Resource Management Project (or Increment) project was a research and development project managed by Bush Heritage Australia (BHA). Funding for the project was provided by the Native Vegetation Program at Land & Water Australia (LWA) and the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA).