Our research focuses on the generation and communication of freshwater ecological knowledge in the Murray Darling Basin, in particular providing advice and solutions to water managers to optimise their management interventions.
Improving the efficient use
of environmental flows
National Environmental Research Program
Flood return water may contain large amounts of organic material and nutrients which in turn can potentially fuel food webs. Much of the dissolved carbon is biodegradable and can lead to increased activity or microbes and algae. The project, funded by the NERP contained four major components, each designed to examine the benefits and disbenefits of environmental watering.