TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

Science and knowledge that governments, communities, industries for sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries

1.2 Understanding Australia's tropical rivers

Title1.2 Understanding Australia's tropical rivers
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMackenzie, J
KeywordsAustralia's tropical rivers
Abstract

This module provides a brief introduction to the tropical rivers of north Australia. It demonstrates the seasonal flow characteristics of tropical rivers and how the different parts of the system play important roles in sustaining the environment, particularly in the dry season. This information is used to demonstrate the concept of environmental flow and its importance in sustaining biodiversity and landscape health. This module provides a foundation for recognising the need of water plans to allocate and maintain the availability of water in the environment.