The cultural values of some places important to Indigenous people may be dependent on water. The internationally significant Macquarie Marshes are the traditional homelands of the Ngiyampaa–Wayilwan people. Explorer Charles Sturt observed them camping along the Macquarie River...
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...
State and trends
Ecological processes and species populations South East CoastSouth West CoastNorth Western PlateauMurray DarlingNorth East CoastSouth Western PlateauTasmaniaTimor SeaLake Eyre...
The impact of sea level rise will be felt most strongly in our coastal regions. Sea level rise is a result of expansion of the oceans as they warm; addition of water to the ocean from melting glaciers...
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