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Algal availability of phosphorus discharged from different catchment sources

Algal Management Strategies, Nutrient Management Strategies and Catchment Management Plans frequently have as a major focus the reduction of phosphorus loads to surface waters. The expressed intention of the nutrient control is to reduce the frequency and intensity of algal blooms, particularly blooms of toxic cyanobacteria. In many instances a direct link between the magnitude of algal blooms and phosphorus loads has not been demonstrated. However, there is appreciable information in the scientific (more)...

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Alternative Landscape Futures

A model for minimizing the impacts of pesticides on the riverine environment

Alternative Landscape Futures (ALF) analysis is a long-term, large area, land and environment assessment approach for assisting communities and policy makers make decisions about planning the future of that area. It provides a spatially explicit, regional scale perspective on the combined effects of the multiple policies, plans, population and land use pressures affecting the availability of natural resources and ecosystem services for a geographic area. The (more)...

An Agreement Approach that Recognises Customary Law in Water Management

The Anmatyerr water project worked from 2004-2008 as a collaborative team of Anmatyerr researchers, supervisors and participants and social and environmental scientists from universities and government. A number of projects were undertaken within this research initiative focussing on cultural water provisions in water allocation plans, equitable governance of water resources, culturally based livelihoods, training pathways, Indigenous water rights, and gender and water (more)...

An Agreement-based Approach to Customary Law Governance in Water Resource Management

Indigenous Law and cultural traditions remain strong and active in many parts of Australia. This project demonstrates a way for local Indigenous groups and other stakeholders to agree on the management of significant places and local issues with the aim of improving cultural and national heritage and Indigenous futures.

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An Assessment of the Social and Economic Values of Australia's Tropical Rivers

Scoping Report

Covering an area of more than 1.3 million square kilometres, the tropical rivers region of Australia includes 55 river basins and extends across all catchments from the west side of Cape York to the Kimberley, through Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. It includes some of Australia’s largest river systems, which are, by area’ the Flinders, Roper, Victoria and Fitzroy Rivers and, by volume, the Nicholson and Mitchell Rivers. This report presents results of a scoping study of (more)...

An Australian Handbook of Stream Roughness Coefficients

This handbook provides information on estimates of roughness values that have been made for Australian streams. It is hoped that by sharing this database, practitioners will be able to make improved estimates of roughness at other sites. We would also

An Australian Wool innovation: "Healthy Soils" Training Module

Past research identified a significant gap in profitability between the ‘top 20%’ and the average sheep producer of between $20 and $37 per sry sheep equivalent. Evidence showed this gap was due to the adoption of best practices by the top 20% of sheep producers. A long history of investment in research and development by the wool and sheepmeat industries means that much of the information, technologies and tools to allow sheep producers to significantly increase sustainability (more)...

An Effective System of Defining Water Property Titles

Research Report

Appropriate water-titling regimes promise to underpin the long-term productivity of irrigated agriculture and sustainable management of Australia

An overview of climate change adaptation in Australian primary industries - impacts, options and priorities

A report prepared for the National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries by the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship

This report, prepared for the National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries, provides an overview of climate change impacts and adaptation options for Australian agriculture. It brings together the latest science from research groups around Australia and includes chapters on each of Australia’s major agricultural sectors, with a focus on steps that can be taken to adjust to the ongoing changes in our climate. It lists the adaptation issues common across (more)...

Annual Operational Plan 2009 - 2010

Knowledge for managing Australian landscape