Making the connection between healthy waterways and healthy catchments: South East Queensland, Australia

Bunn S.E., Abal E.G., Greenfield P.F. and Tarte D.M. (2007). Making the connection between healthy waterways and healthy catchments: South East Queensland, Australia. In: , , (93-100). . doi:10.2166/ws.2007.044


Author Bunn S.E.
Abal E.G.
Greenfield P.F.
Tarte D.M.
Title of paper Making the connection between healthy waterways and healthy catchments: South East Queensland, Australia
Journal name Water Science and Technology: Water Supply   Check publisher's open access policy
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.2166/ws.2007.044
Open Access Status
ISBN 1843396114
ISSN 1606-9749
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 93
End page 100
Total pages 8
Abstract/Summary The waterways of South East Queensland, Australia, represent unique and complex ecosystems that have a high conservation value and support major recreational and commercial fisheries. The agricultural districts of the region also contribute significantly to the regional economy and, together with the growing urban areas, are heavily reliant on good quality water supplies. However, the human footprint of these activities has led to significant changes in catchment hydrology and sediment delivery, declining water quality and loss of aquatic biodiversity. Predicted population increases in the region are likely to further impact on the ecological and economic health of its waterways and catchments, and there are growing community expectations to reverse the decline in water quality and ecosystem health. In response to these concerns, government, industry and community stakeholders have worked in close cooperation to develop a whole-of-government, whole-of-community approach to understanding and managing the region's waterways. This paper provides an overview of the experience gained through development of the SEQ Healthy Waterways Partnership and highlights some of the key factors we believe have contributed to its success.
Subjects 1500 Chemical Engineering
2310 Pollution
2312 Water Science and Technology
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Keyword Adaptive management
Ecosystem health
Estuaries
Monitoring
Rivers
Water quality
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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