TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

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

TRaCK provides the science and knowledge that governments, communities and industries need for the sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries.

Online seasonal calendar launched

Online seasonal calendar launched

Detailed Aboriginal seasonal knowledge of the Darwin region.

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Conceptual framework for environmental water in tropical river ecosystems

Deciding about water: NEWT

Conceptual framework for environmental water in tropical river ecosystems

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Access TRaCK data via a mapping interface

Digital Atlas brings data to life

Search all of TRaCK’s research outputs from a single spatial interface

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A tool to support water allocation decisions

Management Scenario Evaluation

Rapid scenario results help planners explore and communicate trade-offs and opportunities

A tool to support water allocation decisions
Indigenous engagement

Indigenous engagement

Find out how Indigenous people are contributing to TRaCK’s body of research

Current projects
TRaCK is bringing together new knowledge about monitoring river health

Monitoring river health

TRaCK is bringing together new knowledge about monitoring river health

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Welcome to TRaCK

TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge) is a research hub which has drawn together more than 80 of Australia's leading social, cultural, environmental and economic researchers.  Our research focuses on the tropical north of Australia from Cape York to Broome.

Key Findings

TRaCK Research Program Overview of Key Findings

Latest news and media

As part of its synthesis and adoption year, TRaCK hosted a water tools workshop series across Australia (Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Canberra).
By completing a survey of household spending and water use, people who live in and around the Daly River Catchment will ultimately be able to find out what types of services will have the biggest impact on income, employment and water demand in their region.
We are interested in your comments on the next phase of TRaCK research. A discussion paper and online feedback form is now available.
Water scorpions, brightly coloured spotted scats and freshwater sawfish are just some of the unique species featured in the most comprehensive book yet about northern Australia’s inland tapestry of aquatic habitats.
Wagiman Traditional Owners from the Pine Creek area in the Northern Territory have released a poster which documents cultural and scientific knowledge about fish species in the Daly River.
We need to put a monetary value on our natural assets in order to ensure we make good decisions about future policies and developments, a CSIRO environmental economist told The Brisbane Institute Seminar “Assessing the value of our natural wealth”.

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