The National Water Commission has released two new publications which are of interest to all of us working in river management.

Water management and pathways to sustainable levels of extraction: issues paper

Examines extraction limits in systems at varying levels of development, describes different approaches for improving the sustainability of water management, and investigates factors that affect the likelihood of success.

Monitoring and evaluation for adaptive water management: issues paper

Assesses the current monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement (MERI) arrangements for water plans across all jurisdictions in Australia, including in the Murray–Darling Basin.