Integrated Monitoring and Modelling Strategy for the Black Ross Water Quality Improvement Plan

Bainbridge, Zoe, Brodie, Jon, Manning, Chris, Waterhouse, Jane, Lewis, Stephen, Gooch, Margaret, and Broderick, Kathleen (2008) Integrated Monitoring and Modelling Strategy for the Black Ross Water Quality Improvement Plan. Report. Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

[Extract] The Water Quality Improvement Plans (WQIPs) for the catchments of Great Barrier Reef (GBR) aim to reduce the amount of nutrients, sediments and pesticides reaching the marine receiving waters of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon as part of the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan). WQIPs are being developed for several of the GBR catchments including the Douglas Shire (Mossman and Daintree catchments), Barron, Tully/Murray, Burdekin, Mackay Whitsunday and Burnett Baffle catchments. Regional water quality planning in the Fitzroy region is being incorporated into the Regional NRM Plan. As part of the WQIP process, monitoring and modelling strategies need to be developed to ensure that the sources of pollutants can be identified and quantified. Once the WQIP is implemented, the water quality benefits of remedial works also need to be monitored and modelled.

Item ID: 28041
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: water quality, monitoring and modelling, best management practices, GBR catchment, sediments, nutrients and pesticides
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ACTFR Report No. 08/17

Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 05:30
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050399 Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960611 Urban Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality) @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960912 Urban and Industrial Water Management @ 50%
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