Environmental monitoring

Measurement of environmental quality or levels of pollutants.

Report

29 Mar 2019
123

An Independent Panel was appointed by the Australian Government to determine the cause of the fish deaths in the lower Darling River and what actions can be taken to manage future events. The final report documents the panel’s findings and 27 recommendations.

Report

21 Mar 2019
2

This Victorian State of the Forests 2018 report is produced to evaluate and report on the condition of Victoria’s forests, with recommendations for systemic and policy reforms.

Report

20 Mar 2019
168

The environmental report card measures the health of Victoria’s environment every five years. This report is a key tool to enable transparent evaluation and disclosure of the condition of Victoria’s environment.

Report

13 Mar 2019
10

In order to achieve the environmental dimension of sustainable development, there is a need to scale up environmental action and also to improve environmental monitoring and analysis.

Report

9 Mar 2019
2

This report reviews the air quality management system set up in Beijing, conducts quantitative assessments of the pollution reduction effects in selected areas, and analyzes the new challenges Beijing faces, and provides recommendations for further improvement of air quality.

Report

4 Mar 2019
6

This update to the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 provides the most recent information available for the worldwide emissions to air, releases to water, and transport of chemical element in atmospheric and aquatic environments.

Journal article

4 Mar 2019
47

This research used published water balance data from irrigated cropping to show that water entitlements acquired for environmental purposes through water infrastructure subsidies in the Murray–Darling Basin have resulted in smaller increases in net stream and river flows than is estimated by the Australian government,...

Report

21 Feb 2019
124

This report is an essential resource for all who work in, manage or value Australia’s forests. The report provides data, information and sufficient narrative context to let the reader explore the implications for sustainable forest management of changes in the social, environmental and economic aspects...

Report

19 Feb 2019
243

This report investigates the causes of three major fish kills in the Darling River near Menindee in December 2018 and January 2019. It was produced at the request of the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Federal Opposition and was made public by the...

Report

12 Feb 2019
8

This report analyses the trend of particle air pollution in New South Wales, and argues for changes in NSW policies on air pollution to protect public health.

Article

12 Feb 2019
3

The Trump administration has halted bans on toxic chemicals that are known to cause serious health threats. These moves, led by an ex-industry group executive now at the EPA, have allowed the continued use of products found to cause cancer, birth defects, and other ailments....

Report

10 Feb 2019
122

The Wentworth Group conducted a study to evaluate whether environmental water recovery has led to observable increases in river flows at two key sites along the Murray-Darling Basin. This summary report outlines the findings.

Report

30 Jan 2019
147

This is the third Environmental Performance Review of Australia. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, and includes special features on threatened species protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and chemical management.

Report

25 Jan 2019
119

This report makes findings on progress to date in implementing the Basin Plan and recommendations on actions required to ensure effective achievement of the plan's outcomes. Most of the recommendations involve incremental improvements to the current arrangements.

Report

24 Jan 2019
10

The first ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide over the last four decades.

Report

20 Dec 2018
88

This biennial report on climate change finds that the variations Australia is experiencing include increased extreme heat events, warmer oceans, rising sea levels, changes in rainfall patterns, and a long-term increase in extreme fire weather and length of the fire season. These effects are predicted...

Briefing paper

18 Dec 2018
5

This brief contains an overview of Australia’s commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries and six key aspects of Australian commercial fisheries and aquaculture including: industry structure, trends in production, trade, consumption, sustainability and innovation.

Report

Exposure of seabed assemblages to trawling and inclusion in closures and reserves
19 Nov 2018
4

This project aimed to quantify the overlap of mapped seabed assemblages with trawl footprints, and with areas of spatial management that prohibit trawling, by building on previously collated data and assemblage mapping — as well as data for State and Commonwealth demersal trawling effort, fishery...

Report

16 Nov 2018
3

This report provides a synthesis of management arrangements, catch and sustainability of sharks across Australia. This report is a commitment under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and Australia's National Plan of Action...

Policy report

25 Oct 2018
5

Aotearoa New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity is unique. Millions of years of geographic isolation have resulted in a vast assemblage of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. The decline in our country’s indigenous biodiversity on land, in freshwater and in the surrounding seas...

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