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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 within an integrated water management framework.  
Through doing this, we build cohesive collegial networks and aim 
to develop leading-edge practices that foster collaboration and 
integration together with others working to improve water quality 
through catchment management across Australia.

 

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

Download Water Source Protection Statement

Source Protection Statement Case Studies:

Principle 6: Seqwater's catchment information decision support system
Principle 7
: Know your catchment assessment of recreation on water
Principle 8: SEQ’s Resilient Rivers initiative and catchment action plans
Principle 9
: The transdisciplinary and adaptive nature of source water
Principle 10: Coliban integrated catchment management plan partnership

MEET THE COMMITTEE

Chair
Kim Markwell
 
C0-Chair
Dr Kelly Hill
 
Committee Members
Greg Greene
Emily Cotterill
Barry Floyd
Michael Hughes
Chris Manning
Suzanne Nuroo
Clairly Lance
Karen Reid
Danika Smith
Danielle Baker

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 

 

Jurisdictional Governance

Victoria

Queensland

Tasmania

South Australia

Western Australia

 
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 
Christine Roberts   christiner@awa.asn.au

Get in touch using the Contact Us form