Our monitoring process supports the adaptive management of TLM sites — we use new data and other information, including local knowledge, to help us be more responsive to the changing needs of the Basin's environment.
Wetland monitoring, Shepparton, Victoria. Photo
by Arthur Mostead
As a result, our planning for environmental water delivery and works and measures is more in harmony with what is actually happening at the sites rather than what happened at them in the past. Adaptive management also helps us manage for any potential risk — for example, we can deliver water to a site to ensure enough water remains in the area to support a waterbird breeding season.
The Living Murray monitoring focuses on fish, birds and vegetation, which provide a good indication of the overall ecological health of the icon sites
Checking water quality, NSW. Photo by