TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

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

Research Themes

Environmental flow tools for northern rivers

Environmental flow tools for northern rivers

There is growing interest in developing and allocating the water resources of tropical Australia.  The big question is how much water can we extract for water development and how much do we need to retain to sustainably manage the ecological health of aquatic systems?  This project derived a set of 'rules' for people managing tropical rivers to help them decide on how to allocate water to the environment.

During the synthesis and adoption year from 2011-2012, Brad Pusey led this project to fruition with the development of the Northern Environmental Water Tool.

Project Leadership