The National Water Commission has funded research through its Raising National Water Standards Program to –

  • investigate the scientific and management implications of the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration framework for regional environmental flow assessment (Prof Angela Arthington)
  • research modelling of low flows and ways to improve information on flow related ecology (Dr Fran Sheldon)
  • complete a national waterbird survey of major wetlands in Australia, assess long term changes in waterbird numbers in eastern Australia and establish a national waterbird database. (Dr Richard Kingsford)

The research findings are now available and the Commission invites you to register for a morning seminar where the Waterlines reports will be released. The seminar will feature a presentation from each author.  Places are limited so get in early!  Seminar Outline

Anthea Brecknell, National Water Commission