State and trends
What has changed since 2011?
The list of nationally threatened species and ecological communities has increased, with the addition of 30 new ecological communities, and 44 animal and...
At a glanceA challenge in assessing resilience of inland water environments is recognising resilience when it occurs, especially because Australian ecosystems have developed to be both resistant and resilient.
We can contribute to resilience by reducing extreme and detrimental ecosystem...
Effectiveness of management
We have significant and expanding knowledge of the relationships between water management actions and ecological condition that are essential for effective management. Much...
The ability of ecosystems to tolerate and recover from disturbance is a phenomenon that is vitally important to understand. Resilience has stimulated much valuable research that has...
SA Water undertakes revegetation work in historically cleared parts of its large (around 85,000 hectares) land holdings across South Australia. Native species are used in revegetation to concurrently achieve multiple outcomes of catchment management (water quality), biodiversity...
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