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Trialing a framework and indicators for wetland extent, distribution and condition at the regional level

The logoons of the outer Darwin area, NT - Final milestone report

The project presented in this Final Milestone Report is part of the National Wetland Indicators Project regional trials, trialing the National framework and indicators for wetland extent, distribution and condition on the lagoons in the Darwin region. Indicator Themes 1-5 (catchment disturbance, physical disturbance, hydrological disturbance and the fringing zone) were reported on in detail in Milestone Report 2 for all of the lagoons in the (more)...

Trialling a framework and indicators for wetland extent, distribution and condition in Western Australia

The project ‘Development of National Indicators for Wetland Ecosystem Extent, Distribution and Condition’ is a collaborative project involving the National Land & Water Resources Audit (NLWRA), Department of the Environment and Water Resources (DEWR) and the Wetlands & Waterbirds Taskforce (WWTF). The project seeks to develop nationally consistent and (more)...

Trialling NRM Resource Condition Indicators in the Coastal Zone

The first part of this project was designed to carry out the documentation process. The result is a set of resource documents, known as the Tasmanian Indicator Compendium, which incorporates a Tasmanian Extension document for each Indicator. The Compen

Triple bottom line indicators for a Victorian catchment management authority

This report describes the TBL Indicators for a Victorian Catchment project which trialled the application of the MA Framework for the NECMA through the twelve TBL indicators. Also discussed is the applicability of the MA Framework approach to other monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes undertaken by Federal, state, and regional agencies as well as for priority (more)...

Tropical Rapid Appraisal of Riparian Condition Version 1 (tropical savannas)

River and Riparian Technical Guideline update No. 7 June 2006

The Tropical Rapid Appraisal of Riparian Condition (TRARC) is a visual assessment of the riparian zone using simple indicators of condition. It is designed to be user-friendly for the non-specialist and is best suited to savanna streams with a well def

Understanding and determining mechanisms to prevent invasion in coastal vegetation

We investigated the effect of richness of different growth forms (functional richness), the arrival order (priority effects) and competitive interactions in mediating plant community resilience to invasion events. We constructed mesocosms composed of dune…

Understanding Evaporation

NPSI Fact Sheet

Right now, it is very difficult to accurately measure the water losses from evaporation on farm dams but a recent scoping study funded by the National Program for Sustainable Irrigation estimated the loss is as high as 7,000 gigalitres per year from Queensland’s section of the Murray-Darling Basin alone. Given that water extracted from our waterways for all purposes is around 20,000 gigalitres per annum in the whole of Australia, the potential savings from addressing evaporation losses (more)...

Understanding River Landscapes

This site enables you to explore how Australia’s rivers and riparian areas function, in scientific, managerial and social terms. We have brought together the myriad of interacting processes and human values that surround riparian management in Australi

Understanding the Ecology of Australian Running Waters

An assessment of current endeavours and of future priorities

Understanding water systems of Northern Australia

There is growing interest in developing some of the water resources of northern Australia. This trend is partly fueled by widespread perceptions of abundant water resources in northern Australia, declining rainfall in southern Australia and recognition that some water resources in the south are over-allocated and over-used. This study presents an overview of the landscape of northern Australia with respect to its soil and water resources, climate and hydrology and with special emphasis on (more)...

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Up-skilling Water Managers on Expert Irrigation Systems

Final Report

This project provided for the extension of the Vegetable Irrigation Scheduling System (VISS) to the vegetable industry. The VISS was developed for vegetable growers by the Department of Agriculture and Food of Western Australia (DAFWA), and uses evaporation rates automatically downloaded from local weather stations, plant growth factors and soil type to calculate the irrigation requirements of crops.

Urban Salinity

answering the questions

Urban Salinity

a threat to cultural heritage places