Six reasons to stop* floodplain harvesting in NSW
The NSW Select Committee on Floodplain Harvesting is currently considering the future of how overland flow water in the NSW Murray Darling Basin will be managed and regulated. This briefing note highlights six clear reasons why floodplain harvesting should be limited to the legal volumetric...
Victoria's water in a changing climate
Victoria’s water resources are under pressure from increasing demand and decreasing supply. This research report examines how the climate has and will continue to change, and the impacts on Victoria’s water resources, allowing better preparation for the future.
Facilitating quality agricultural development in Northern Queensland: new policy directions
This report draws on sector research already completed by the the CRCNA which found landholders, agricultural investors and the wider community remain frustrated with the processes for prioritising, planning, assessing and approving new development.
The heroic and the dammed – Lower Cotter Catchment restoration evaluation
The Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty, provided the report: The Heroic and the Dammed – Lower Cotter Catchment Restoration Evaluation, to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on 20 December 2018. It was tabled in the Legislative Assembly and released on 14 February 2019. The...
Currumbin ecovillage rainwater harvesting
Urban household water supplied by rainwater. The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2 . All of the water supplied to the houses...
Landscape loopholes: moments for change
Social-ecological systems are breaking down at local, regional, and global scales, and sustainability seems an increasingly distant aspiration. Social harmony and economic systems are connected to ecological systems and climate, in multiple complex ways, at many scales.
Ecosystem guidelines for the conservation of aquatic ecosystems of the Georges River catchment: a method applicable to the Sydney basin
In this study the authors draw on a three year monitoring program and follow the framework recommended by the ANZECC water quality guidelines to develop a catchment specific approach for the conservation of aquatic ecosystems for the Georges River catchment.
Climate change adaptation in the natural resource management sector
This report is a major output of a research project entitled ‘Implementing tools to increase adaptive capacity in the community and natural resource management sectors’; funded by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR). The project consists of several...
Beyond tools: building learning organisations to adapt to a changing climate
This project aimed to improve understanding of the adaptation capabilities and needs of three types of government service providers and funded agencies (catchment management authorities, community sector organisations and primary care partnerships).
Sydney's water supply and the press
The paper considers the how the water issue has been handled by the press in terms of framing, sensationalism, use of language and examples of press campaigning.