Framework for Prioritising Waterways for Management in Western Australia

Macgregor, C., Cook, B., Farrell, C., and Mazella, L. (2011) Framework for Prioritising Waterways for Management in Western Australia. Report. CENRM, The University of Western Australia, Albany, Western Australia.

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Based on an asset-threat management approach, and taking into account state and national developments in waterway prioritisation, the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management at the University of Western Australia on behalf of the Department of Water has developed a framework for prioritising waterways for management in Western Australia.

The framework provides a consistent and transparent approach to setting priorities for management. It ranks waterways in terms of their ecological, social and economic values and also according to their level of threat, and based on these rankings, classifies these waterways into broad categories. Appropriate management responses for each of these categories are proposed.

The framework can be used at scales ranging from whole catchments down to individual reaches of a waterway. It can be used in situations where data is limited or plentiful, and of both a qualitative or quantitative nature. It also recognises that some natural resource management regions already have processes for prioritising waterways for management, and is thus designed to incorporate and complement all previous and present waterway prioritisation and assessment initiatives undertaken by government agencies and regional bodies in Western Australia.

Item ID: 39540
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-74052-236-6
Keywords: Waterways Management Prioritising Framework, Western Australia
Funders: Natural Heritage Trust, National Action Plan for Water Quality and Salinity
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 03:22
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 100%
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