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

Scientists coming onto Aboriginal land need to understand and appreciate the culture, history and knowledge of local people before carrying out research on country.
In the face of increasing demand for water by residential subdivisions and urban uses, Howard Springs’ residents are invited to be part of a new research project that will answer key questions around local groundwater levels and the effects of residential and commercial bore use.
Increasing the quantity of goods and services produced in northern Australia regional communities mainly benefits non-Indigenous households, according to new research.
By completing a survey of household spending and water use, people who live in and around the Mitchell 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.
Tropical rivers flowing through the Kimberley region of north Western Australia are fundamentally different to those in southern Australia and therefore must be managed differently. TRaCK reports back to water managers on three years of research on Australia’s tropical rivers.

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