eWater has released Eco Evidence, a software tool to support evidence-based decision-making in environmental management.  The software lets users search and access a reusable knowledge bank of pieces of evidence (extracted from scientific papers) to answer cause-effect questions, make assessments, plan for restorations, and carry out critical reviews on a specific topic of interest.

The power of the tool lies in its ability to help users apply criteria to establish clear cause-and-affect linkages in environmental investigations. It lets users analyse existing evidence in a well-documented, transparent, repeatable and rigorous manner. Eco Evidence can also be used to store evidence from a particular analysis, and lets users publish material to the on-line database for re-use and sharing with other users.  To find out more, follow this link  Eco Evidence.

Sue Bushell, eWater CRC