The intent is for the assessment techniques described to provide an improved rational basis for setting stream rehabilitation priorities. Focus catchments were chosen that had issues aligned with those in the project objectives. Two existing assessment techniques; SedNet (Prosser et al., 2001) and RARC (Jansen et al., 2004a), were selected to be developed for regional scale priority setting, based on the project team’s expertise with these techniques. These techniques were (more)...
The Healthy Soils for Sustainable Farms Programme is a wide-ranging, $5 million programme that covers a variety of agricultural sectors across almost all the states of Australia.
The current range of agricultural industries involved in the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Farms Programme includes:
• Grain and crops
• Sheep and wool
The scale of the projects supported (more)...
The problem of sustainable water resource management is a key issue confronting Australia in the 21st century. Increasing demand through increased population size, declining rainfall across parts of temperate Australia and consequently an increasing need to allocate water to maintain ecosystem health and ecosystem service provision are the dominant threats to the maintenance of an adequate supply of water to urban, peri-urban and rural communities.
A Framework for Assessing Environmental Water Requirements for Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
This report presents the National Framework for the assessment of EWRs of GDEs. It has been designed to assist water resource, catchment and ecosystem managers, or their advisors, in considering the needs of GDEs in water allocation planning policy.
The crop yields in many shires within Western Australia yield below expectation. Often, this is due to soil contraints. So in order to better-manage soil resources, the severity and extend of underlying soil health problems must first be identified.
The Goulburn Broken Irrigation Futures project used scenario planning with extensive stakeholder engagement to develop a vision and strategies for irrigated agriculture in the region over the next 30 years.
This project will develop field equipment and a proven scientific methodology that will quantify surface water - groundwater transfer to aquifers beneath river beds and therefore contribute to the mapping of the many and complex connections and interactions between groundwater and the surface water - dams, lakes, rivers, wetlands.
This document reports on an assessment of those recommendations applied at catchment scale and provides information on procedures that others may follow and improve upon.
Tasks involved were:
Comparing methods for estimating groundcover
Report on use of land management practices for water erosion control
- Undertake air photograph interpretation and ground observations of gully erosion
- Report on use of land management practices for gully (more)...
This report provides Victoria’s response to the National Coordination Committee for Salinity information’s request for a set of recommended indicators and protocols to assist in evaluating change in land salinity.
The two areas selected as subjects for the ‘Indicators for land Salinity Study’ are the two sub-catchments called Upper Gardiner Creek and Morrisons - Sheoak. These are located in the Goulburn-Broken and Corangamite catchments respectively.