Effectiveness of management
Recent national assessments of management performanceWater management in AustraliaReviews of state and regional managementReviews of state and regional management Murray DarlingTasmania...
State and trends
Water qualityWater quality South East CoastSouth West CoastSouth Australian GulfNorth Western PlateauMurray DarlingNorth East CoastSouth Western PlateauTasmaniaTimor SeaLake Eyre...
At a glanceOverall, the key pressures affecting inland water environments have changed little since 2011, with climatic and pest-based pressures increasing, land-use and management pressures remaining largely stable, and some stabilisation occurring in the pressure of water resources...
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...
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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
The National Water Initiative has set the water policy reform agenda for the past decade, following on from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Water Reform...
Three factors contribute to the risk posed by increasing water abstraction and interception:
the demands of a growing population
increases in per-person water consumption for this population...
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Note: Urban areas are outlined in black. Cities shown in greater detail in boxes are (a) Perth, (b) Brisbane and (c) Melbourne.
Source: Dr Pia Lentini, University of Melbourne, used under CC BY NC using data supplied by the...
A growing population puts increasing pressure on biodiversity when residential areas encroach on natural systems. The Built environment report describes Australia's urban footprint, and the...
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...
In this report, we assess the state of Australia’s built environment by presenting an assessment of various aspects of the built environment, including land use, housing, transport, air and water quality, and the natural...
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