Reef Rescue R&D Regional Science Forum: Burdekin

Informing Prioritisation of Reef Rescue 2 Delivery: 22 and 23 October, 2013

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.

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Day 1 – Tuesday 22nd October

Context and GBR Water Quality Status

pdfRR 2 overview511.39 KB (Kevin Gale)

pdfRevised management practice frameworks222.25 KB (Kevin Gale)

pdfReef Plan 3 and Paddock to Reef Program update1.31 MB (Grahame Byron)

NQ Dry Tropics RR WQ grants update (Colleen James)

pdfStatus of the GBR and regional WQ6.14 MB (Britta Schaffelke)

Reef Rescue Grants Overview

pdfGBRMPA coastal ecosystem mapping6 MB (Donna Audas)

pdfSystem repairs and wetlands projects6 MB (Peter Gibson)

pdfSynthesis of management practices in GBR - based on 2013 Scientific Consensus Statement2.32 MB (Scott Wilkinson)

Cropping (Cane & Horticulture)

pdfNutrients1.33 MB (Steve Attard)

Pesticides (Aaron Davis/Steve Lewis)

pdfStatus of recycle pits in the Burdekin7.68 MB (Evan Shannon)

pdfIrrigation 1 MB(David Midmore)

pdfEconomics619.98 KB (Mark Poggio)

pdfHorticulture243.88 KB (Scott Wallace, Anna Geddes)

pdfCane industry update565.7 KB (Matt Kealley)

pdfReef Rescue 2 Investment Prioritisation project1.29 MB (Michele Barson)

Day 2 – 23rd October

Grazing water quality presentations

pdfGrazing water quality synthesis2.32 MB (Scott Wilkinson and Craig Thornton)

pdfBurdekin NRM Source Catchments modelling (Cameron Dougall)

pdfLoad estimation at a sub-catchment scale5.03 MB (Dan Pagendam)

Getting ground cover right (Terry Beutel)

Gully and stream bank erosion (Scott Wilkinson)

pdfEconomics765.96 KB (Megan Star)