TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

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

Gary Caitcheon

Gary Caitcheon

Gary Caitcheon
Project Leader
CSIRO Land and Water

Gary worked for CSIRO Land and Water during the first phase of TRaCK research, and led a project that aimed to increase our understanding of how the sediment from current land uses impact the Mitchell and Daly river catchments.

 

Phase 1 Projects

Outcomes In conjunction with other TRaCK research, the findings from this project have endeavored to predict the potential consequences of land use change on river and estuary health. These findings have assisted water planners and natural resource managers to make improved decisions when considering water allocation and development options in tropical river catchments. A better understanding of the key sub-catchments that contribute sediment and nutrients to tropical river systems, as well as the erosion processes responsible have helped land holders and managers to more effectively plan and implement on-ground prevention and remedial works and adjust land management practices so that soil loss to streams can be minimised.