At a glanceOnline availability of flow data and water resources information has increased substantially since 2011, including:
various state-based data portals
a national repository with flow and other data for more than 3400 sites
a national set of 222 long-term, high-quality reference...
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...
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Source: Fitzroy Partnership for River Health (n.d.)
Figure WAT15 Extract of the ecosystem health report card for the Theresa catchment in the Queensland Fitzroy Basin, 2014
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...
Effectiveness of management
NRM funding provides key measures that include many practical elements of protecting and sustainably managing biodiversity. For the past 30 years, the...
Much of Australia’s biodiversity is renowned for its ability to deal with massive ecosystem shocks (e.g. fire, extended periods of dry or wet, extreme weather events such as cyclones)....
This report has highlighted a number of key gaps in our current ability to assess the state of the Australian marine environment. In this section, we summarise these key gaps and...
At a glanceAvoidance and mitigation measures, which are the primary strategies for managing impacts of activities on the marine environment, may not address all impacts associated with the activities. Management may be absent or only partially effective, there may be some impacts that are...
At a glanceDiversity is common to all parts of the concept of resilience—diversity at the habitat and population level, diversity of stakeholder engagement and social institutions, and diversity of management approaches supported by a range of empirical observations to verify performance....
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