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Assessment of Data Requirements and availability to address natural resource condition and trend indicators. Part C: report

Part C: Evaluation of indicator protocols, September 2004

One of the key deliverables of the project was an evaluation of the protocols that underpin the indicators and their associated Matters for Target.

A detailed evaluation of these protocols was made against a set of objective criteria th

Assessment of ecological risk associated with irrigation in the Fitzroy basin

Phase 2: Analysis and characterisation of risk with emphasis on effects on macroinvertebrates

This project in the Fitzroy catchment in Queensland was one of three case studies used to illustrate how ERA may be employed in the management of irrigation areas in Australia. In the problem formulation stage of the ERA process community stakeholders identified issues and helped to prioritise research needs for the second phase. These were that the research should focus on the irrigation area scale and the impact of the decline of water quality (more)...

Assessment of ecological risk associated with irrigation systems in the Fitzroy Basin

Phase 1 - Identification of risks and development of conceptual models Final Report

This report describes the outcomes of the first phase of the National Program for Irrigation Research Program Ecological Risk Assessment project for the Fitzroy catchment in Queensland. This project has three focus catchments around Australia, the other two being the Goulburn-Broken in Victoria and the Ord in Western Australia. The main objectives of this phase were to develop a list of up to six ecological consequences of irrigation within the Fitzroy in consultation with community (more)...

Assessment of ecological risks associated with irrigation in the Goulburn Broken Catchment

Phase 1 - Identification of risks and development of conceptual models

The National Program for Irrigation Research and Development (NPIRD) has established a research project to develop and test a generic framework for assessing the ecological risks associated with irrigation systems. The framework development and partial testing will be informed by case studies in three irrigation systems, the Goulburn-Broken (Victoria), the Ord (Western Australia) and the Fitzroy (Queensland). Each case study is to be implemented in (more)...

Assessment of Information Needs for Freshwater Flows into Australian Estuaries

This report was jointly commissioned by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Land & Water Australia to assess the information needs for freshwater flows into estuaries. This report is based on the results of a desk study together with the outputs from an expert workshop. It has the following objectives: create a logical framework showing the potential links between freshwater inflows and (more)...

Assessment of the ecological risks associated with irrigation in the Ord River Catchment

Phase 1 - Identification of risks and development of conceptual models

The purpose of this project is, as part of a larger NPIRD project, to identify potential ecological risks associated with irrigation systems in the Lower Ord River catchment. Specifically the objectives of this project are to: Develop a list of up to six ecological consequences of development in the catchment where irrigation is likely to have a significant impact. This is to done in consultation with relevant catchment stakeholders, identified by (more)...

Assessment of the National Land Salinity Indicators in Tasmania

In early 2006 the National Land and Water Resources Audit commissioned a project in each state to trial the applicability of the recommended indicators and protocols for the evaluation of land salinity under the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. The four land salinity indicators trialled were depth to groundwater, groundwater salinity, baseflow salinity and location size and intensity of salt affected areas. In Tasmania, the trial was undertaken in the Back Creek Catchment, which is (more)...

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Assessment Toolbox

A Framework for assessing the Environmental Water Requirements of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

The primary purpose of water allocation planning in Australia is to achieve an equitable way in which to allocate and manage a region’s water resources that is consistent with the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) Water reform…

Aubrey and Lisa Panizza - Badgingarra

Northern Agricultural Region Case Study

Audit and Strategy on Irrigation Education and Skills Development in Australia

Irrigation education and training in Australia is characterised by fragmented, sporadic and diverse attempts at provision. However, there is no lack of goodwill, nor a lack of recognition of the need for education and training provision.

Indeed, the concentration on identifying and refining the need in the last few years has overshadowed and delayed the provision of onground courses and training provision.

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management

Volume 12 Supplementary Issue September 2005

Australian Case Studies of Integration in Natural Resource Managment: Papers from the Land & Water Australia 2004 Integration Symposium

Sponsored by Land & Water Australia

Editors: Gabriele Bammer, Allan Curtis, C

Australia's farmers: Past present and future

Policy Sheet: Research project DAV41 of Social and Institutional Research Program

Australia's farmers: past present and future

Fact Sheet: Research project DAV41 of Social and Institutional Research Program

Australia's Farmers: Past, Present and Future

Research project number DAV41 of the Social and Institutional Research Program of Land & Water Australia.

Australia's Farmers: past, present and future

Report June 2005

This report examines trends in the demographic structure of Australia’s farmer population for the period 1976 to 2001 and addresses a number of questions commonly asked about the future of the Australian farm sector.

Australia's Native Vegetation

A summary of the National Land & Water Resources Audit's Australian Native Vegetation Assessment 2001

Australian Native Vegetation Assessment 2001 is the first assessment of the extent of Australia’s major native vegetation types. It is an Australia-wide assessment at the regional scale and is based on the National Vegetation I