implemented in the Murrumbidgee catchment along with six other water catchment areas for a five-year period (2014 to 2019) to inform environmental water management and demonstrate outcomes.
The monitoring is designed to:
• Evaluate the contribution of Commonwealth environmental watering to the objectives of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) Environmental Watering Strategy.
• Monitor and evaluate the ecological outcomes of Commonwealth Environmental watering in the Murrumbidgee Selected Area.
• Infer ecological outcomes of Commonwealth environmental watering in areas of the Murray-Darling Basin that are not currently monitored.
• Support the adaptive management of Commonwealth environmental water.
The Murrumbidgee LTIM team is led by Associate Professor Skye Wassens from Charles Sturt University, along with scientists and technicians from the newly formed Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) (Fisheries and the Biodiversity and Conservation Group), and the University of New South Wales (Centre for Ecosystem Sciences). Funding from the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office supports monitoring of the hydrological and
ecological outcomes of watering actions in the river and wetlands of the Murrumbidgee.
This summary report focuses on the outcomes of watering actions undertaken during 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019 (the 2018-19 water year), with reference to watering outcomes monitored in previous water years of the project (2014 - 2018).
|Publisher||Commonwealth of Australia|
|Commissioning body||Commonwealth Environmental Water Office|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|