AWA Catchment Management Specialist Networks

YOUR CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST NETWORK

This network aims to create opportunities for sharing and evolving knowledge to progress the field of Catchment Management across Australia.  Through doing this, we build cohesive collegial networks and aim to develop leading-edge practices that foster collaboration and integration together with other areas of the water sector and across Australia. 

A key achievement for this committee has been the development of the Source Water Protection Statement. 

Download Statement

 

MEET THE COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs 
Karla Billington, NaturalLogic 
Greg Greene 

Committee Members
Danielle Baker, NSW DPIE 
Andrew Bath, Water Corporation 
Kenneth Claydon, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities 
Barry Floyd, Coliban Water 
Dr Kelly Hill, Water Research Australia 
Mohammad Hossen, University of SA 
Kim Markwell, E2Designlab 
Kerry Matthews, South Gippsland Region Water Corporation 
Shane Papworth, Water Corporation 

CONNECT AT OUR NEXT MEMBER CIRCLE

Member circles are exclusive to AWA members and provide an opportunity to share knowledge with like-minded professionals and practitioners.  To receive your invite to our next member circle, log in and ensure Catchment Management is selected as one of your Specialist Network preferences. 
 

SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE

Catchment management, and in particular Integrated Catchment Management (ICM), has the objective of improving and integrating the management of land, water and related biological resources in order to achieve the sustainable and balanced use of these resources.  

ICM is the involvement of agencies, stakeholders and the general public in policymaking, planning, and management to promote sustainable use of natural resources and protect and improve the quality and quantity of water and the environment the water originates from.  

One way to achieve the objectives of ICM is through the adoption of uniform principles that are flexible enough to develop management programs adapted to local conditions. The adoption of uniform national principles would facilitate a comprehensive audit and evaluation of catchment management programs, and modifications to be devised and implemented. At present, there are no consistent national standards for catchment management across all states and territories. It was this that prompted the committee to develop the Source Water Protection Statement. 

RESOURCES

Authorities, Trusts and Committees 
 

Australian Capital Territory 
ACT Natural Resource Management Council 

Northern Territory 
Territory Natural Resource Management

Queensland
Northern Queensland Dry Tropics 
Burnett Mary 
Cape York 
Desert Channels 
Fitzroy 
Reef Catchments 
Northern Gulf 
Southern Gulf 
Wet Tropics 

South Australia 
Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board 
South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board
South East 

Tasmania 
North 

Victoria
Corangamite
East Gippsland 
Goulburn Broken 
North Central 
North East 
Port Philip & Westernport 
West Gippsland 
Wimmera 

Western Australia 
Northern Agricultural 
South Coast 
South West 
Perth Region 

Education Resources 

Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management
Catchment Management Module - Designed for students of primary school age to demonstrate how science decisions have short- and long-term implications for the environment, communities and individuals. 

Reports, Inquiries 

Burdekin River Catchment Management Study (Queensland) 
The Burdekin Management Study (BMS) aimed to link research, development and education activities in the upper catchment of the Burdekin River (north Queensland) to enhance integration, communication and relevance of science-based information related to grazing land management. 

IWA Specialist Groups 

AWA is the Governing Member for IWA in Australia, and this network encourages the connection with these IWA Specialist Groups 

Diffuse Pollution 
Watershed & River Basin Management 

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GET IN TOUCH

Member Engagement Manager 

Tanya Cameron  
Get in touch using the Contact Us form