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    Terrain has incorporated findings from a number of studies and reports into the development of the Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan

   

Below are a number of Reports that provide important information for development of the Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan.

Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP)

Supporting study citations.

Dominique O’Brien, Michael Nash, Lawrence Di Bella and Jon Brodie. 2015. Reef Plan Herbert Water Quality Monitoring Program: Final report for monitoring undertaken between 2011 and 2014.

Brinkman, R., Tonin, H., Furnas, M., Schaffelke, B., Fabricius, K. 2014.  Targeted analysis of the linkages between river runoff and risks for crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks in the Northern GBR Australian Institute of Marine Science. June 2014  

Brodie, J., Lewis, S., Wooldridge, S., Bainbridge, Z., Kroon, F. 2014.   Ecologically relevant targets for pollutant discharge from the drainage basins of the Wet Tropics Region, Great Barrier Reef . Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) Report 14/33. James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. June 2014 Draft for review. 

Godfrey, P.C., Pearson, R.G. 2012 . Wet Tropics Waterways Condition Assessment: Mulgrave, Russell, Johnstone and Herbert Rivers. Report to Terrain Natural Resource Management and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. ACTFR Report No. 12/03, James Cook University.

Gunn, J. 2014. Urban Land Use in Great Barrier Reef Water Quality Improvement Plans: Some Considered Guidance. Earth Environmental. Prepared for the Australian Government Reef Programme.

Hateley, L.R., Ellis, R., Shaw, M., Waters, D., Carroll, C. 2014.  Modelling reductions of pollutant loads due to improved management practices in the Great Barrier Reef catchments – Wet Tropics NRM region, Technical Report, Volume 3, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Cairns, QLD (ISBN: 978-0-7345-0441-8).

Johnson, J. 2014. Status of coastal and marine assets in the Wet Tropics region. Prepared for Terrain NRM for the Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan by C2O Consulting, Cairns, May 2014.

Kroon, F.J., Philip, S., Donaldson, J., Ebner, B. 2014. Assessment of freshwater ecosystem condition, status and trends in the Wet Tropics region . Supporting study to the Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan. CSIRO, Australia.

Little, I. 2014.  Upper Herbert River Catchment Sediment Sources and Rehabilitation Opportunities April 2014. A report to Terrain NRM, April 2014.

McKenzie, L.J., Smith, N., Johns, L., Yoshida, R., Coles, R. 2014. Development of Wet Tropics WQIP elements – seagrass monitoring . A report to Terrain NRM, Innisfail. Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) Report 14/37. James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. 29pp

O’Brien D., Lewis S., Gallen, C., Mueller, J. 2014.  Barron River pesticide monitoring and Cairns WWTP water quality assessment. A report to Terrain NRM, Innisfail. Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) Report 14/40, James Cook University, Townsville, 46 pp

Park, G., Roberts, A. 2014. Wet Tropics WQIP – INFFER Assessment . Final Report to Terrain NRM for the Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan, version 4 August 2014.

Park, G., Roberts, A. 2014. Wet Tropics WQIP – INFFER Assessment: Basin prioritisation scenarios. Final Report to Terrain NRM for the Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan, version 19 August 2014. 

Sing, N., Barron, F. 2014.  Management practice synthesis for the Wet Tropics region. August 2014. A report prepared for the Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan. Terrain NRM, Innisfail.

Thomas Thomas, C.R., Brodie, J. 2014.  Valuation of environmental benefits derived from the Wet Tropics Region, Great Barrier Reef. A report to Terrain NRM, Innisfail. Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) Report 14/30, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 36 pp.

Waterhouse, J., Brodie, J., Tracey, D., Lewis, S., Hateley, L., Brinkman, R., Furnas, M., Wolffe, N., da Silva, E., O’Brien, D., McKenzie, L. 2014.  Assessment of the relative risk of water quality to ecosystems of the Wet Tropics Region, Great Barrier Reef. A report to Terrain NRM, Innisfail. Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) Report 14/27, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Draft for review, July 2014.

Associated reports

Poggio, M., Smith, M., Van Grieken, M., Shaw, M. and Biggs, J. 2014.  The economics of pesticide management practices leading to water quality improvement on sugarcane farms.    Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Queensland 

Van Grieken, M., Poggio, M., Smith, M., Taylor, B., Thorburn, P., Biggs, J., Whitten, S., Faure, C., Boullier, A. in pres.i Cost-effectiveness of management activities for water quality improvement in sugarcane farming. Report to the Reef Rescue Water Quality Research & Development Program . Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns.

Van Grieken, M.E., Poggio, M.J., East, M., Page, J., Star, M. 2010. Economic Analysis of Sugarcane Farming Systems for Water Quality Improvement in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments . Reef Rescue Integrated Paddock to Reef Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program. CSIRO: Water for a healthy Country National Research Flagship.