Making the most of environmental flows in the Murray Darling Basin

As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our environment, Australia’s rivers, lakes, wetlands and floodplains have suffered severe degradation. New research aims to develop science that will optimise the benefits of this water for aquatic ecosystems.

Drawing upon the best available environmental modelling and monitoring tools,the researchers aim to produce an inventory of the environmental assets in the Murray–Darling Basin; an assessment of the water requirements of these assets and a framework for optimising environmental flow allocation decisions.

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