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 Mackay Whitsunday NRM region was presented in Cairns on 9 and 10 October 2013. The forum was coordinated by the RRRC in collaboration with Terrain.
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.
Great Barrier Reef overview1.94 MB (Jon Brodie)
Status of regional marine ecosystems (Michelle Devlin)
Estimating pollutant loads delivered to the GBR1.15 MB (Louise Hateley / Gillian McKloskey)
Cape York case study (Andrew Brooks)
How do we measure ground cover at larger scales (Terry Beutel)
The economics of improved management practices in grazing1.3 MB (Stuart Whitten)
Managing pollutant runoff from bananas2.06 MB (John Armour)
Managing pollutant runoff from dairy (Peter Perkins)
Dairying better and better - update on roll out of BMP (Peter Perkins)
What are the benefits of adopting A- class practices972.58 KB (Peter Thorburn)
What is the role of legumes in managing N loss907 KB (Andrew Wood)
Pesticide management in cane2.8 MB (Stephen Lewis)
The economics of improved management practices in cane1.3 MB (Stuart Whitten)
Cane Industry: Future directions and challenges565.7 KB (Matt Kealley)
Reef Rescue 2 Investment Prioritisation785.84 KB (Michele Barson)
Great Barrier Reef coastal ecosystems data and mapping (Jason Vains)