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Raising National Water Standards

Raising National Water Standards
Client:
National Water Commission

The research will identify thresholds of habitat and ecological response to flow regime alteration that will inform environmental flow management in rivers with contrasting flow regime characteristics and particular human ‘footprints’.

Project Category: Applied Research

Key Areas of Work: Ecosystem health and river restoration,Ecosystem health,Integrated Water Resource Management,Environmental quality

Project Date: Apr 02, 2007

Led by Professor Angela Arthington at the Griffith University Australian Rivers Institute, and managed by IWC, this project provided a synthesis of hydro-ecological relationships in unregulated rivers of coastal and inland Queensland and NSW. It identified thresholds of habitat and ecological response to flow regime alteration to inform environmental flow management in rivers with contrasting flow regime characteristics and particular human ‘footprints’. 

The outcomes of the project inform environmental flow management in rivers that may be regulated in the future, as well as the restoration of rivers that have been/are still regulated.

 

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