Water catchments

Alternate Term Label:
Catchment management

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).
Literature review

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...

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...

Clear as mud? Water is under pressure

Competition for water in some catchments and uncertainty about society’s preferences about how water should be used creates conflicts and impedes resolution. What can economics tell us about how communities value water? What can economists do to help and inform those who have to make...
Case study

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...

Regional patterns of erosion and sediment and nutrient transport in the Goulburn and Broken River catchments, Victoria

This report is about a project conducted as part of a National Land and Water Resources Audit (NLWRA) project for disseminating NLWRA nutrient and sediment budget information to catchment management agencies used SedNet modelling to determine the delivery of sediment and nutrients within the combined...

Assessment of salinity management options for Kyeamba Creek, New South Wales: data analysis and groundwater modelling

This is a study of the hydrogeological factors influencing salinity in the Kyeamba catchment, NSW. The study describes the physical setting and condition of the catchment and aquifer system, and examines various data interpretations on the conceptual model of flow processes for recharge and discharge.

Source catchments as water quality treatment assets

The Catchment Management Investment Standard has been prepared to assist water utilities make the case for catchment management as a water quality treatment asset. Operating in an economically regulated environment where consumer affordability is paramount and where the regulator puts the burden of proof on...
Conference paper

Ecosystem Guidelines for the Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems of the Georges River Catchment: A method applicable to the Sydney Basin

For waterway managers the conservation of freshwater streams in Australia is commonly underpinned by comparing water quality data with default ANZECC water quality guidelines. However distinctive conditions found within many streams of the Sydney basin render a number of the default guidelines not suitable and...