Making decisions about water
The aims of Project 1.4 were to improve our understanding of the functioning and management of tropical rivers and coasts by integrating the knowledge that is being developed across the TRaCK program. To that end, we developed concepts, methods and tools that delivered such knowledge to a range of stakeholders, especially in support of natural resource management. Our approach to knowledge integration was based on a conceptual framework known as Catchment-to-Coast Management Strategy Evaluation.
This project sought to improve the certainty, legitimacy and efficiency of water planning processes across northern Australia. To do this, the team developed a tool-kit of good practices to engage industry, Indigenous and rural communities in water planning. They also worked with water agencies to improve water planning approaches.