To facilitate uptake of Reef Rescue R&D results, five regional forums were resourced through Reef Rescue 2 to bring researchers, managers and research users together to review the research outcomes, and discuss how to progress these outcomes into practical on-ground benefits. Information relevant to the Burdekin NRM region was presented in Townsville on 22 and 23 October 2013. The forum was coordinated by the RRRC in collaboration with NQ Dry Tropics.
The forums will inform prioritisation of Reef Rescue 2 delivery, including guidance for water quality grants and systems repair projects, identification of future R&D needs, and provision of information for Water Quality Improvement Plans. The five regional forums have been well attended, generating robust discussions about how research results can inform on-ground actions and future investment.
The outcomes of all of the forums are combined into a summary report that will be uploaded soon.
The presentations delivered at the Forum are available below.
RR 2 overview511.39 KB (Kevin Gale)
Revised management practice frameworks222.25 KB (Kevin Gale)
Reef Plan 3 and Paddock to Reef Program update1.31 MB (Grahame Byron)
NQ Dry Tropics RR WQ grants update (Colleen James)
Status of the GBR and regional WQ6.14 MB (Britta Schaffelke)
GBRMPA coastal ecosystem mapping6 MB (Donna Audas)
System repairs and wetlands projects6 MB (Peter Gibson)
Nutrients1.33 MB (Steve Attard)
Pesticides (Aaron Davis/Steve Lewis)
Status of recycle pits in the Burdekin7.68 MB (Evan Shannon)
Irrigation 1 MB(David Midmore)
Economics619.98 KB (Mark Poggio)
Horticulture243.88 KB (Scott Wallace, Anna Geddes)
Cane industry update565.7 KB (Matt Kealley)
Reef Rescue 2 Investment Prioritisation project1.29 MB (Michele Barson)
Grazing water quality synthesis2.32 MB (Scott Wilkinson and Craig Thornton)
Load estimation at a sub-catchment scale5.03 MB (Dan Pagendam)
Getting ground cover right (Terry Beutel)
Gully and stream bank erosion (Scott Wilkinson)
Economics765.96 KB (Megan Star)