TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

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

Peter Davies

Peter Davies

Peter Davies
Project Leader, Theme Leader
University of Western Australia

Phase 1 Projects

Outcomes The research provided river managers with an improved understanding of relationships between flow, habitat, food resources, fish diversity and ecosystem processes.  The project also developed models and tools which evaluated the ecological consequences of flow alteration.  Decision-makers, water planners and managers were then in a better position to undertake the protection and maintenance of important ecological assets.
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Outcomes The outputs of this project combined existing knowledge with new knowledge and data generated by TRaCK in a form directly usable by river managers and water planners.  That is, rules to help determine the environmental flow requirements for tropical rivers. With this improved knowledge of how rivers "work", government agencies are in a better position to manage tropical rivers.
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