Reef Rescue R&D Regional Science Forum: Cape York and Wet Tropics

Informing Prioritisation of Reef Rescue 2 Delivery: 9 and 10 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 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.

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Day 1 - October 9 2013

Overview and context

pdfReef Rescue / Reef Rescue 2 and Reef Plan context514.81 KB (Kevin Gale)

pdfRevised ABCD frameworks for cane and grazing227.23 KB (Kevin Gale)

pdfOverview of Reef Rescue 2 succesful projects311.6 KB (Deb Bass)

GBR overview, regional marine systems and pollutant loads

pdfGreat Barrier Reef overview1.94 MB (Jon Brodie)

Status of regional marine ecosystems (Michelle Devlin)

pdfEstimating pollutant loads delivered to the GBR1.15 MB (Louise Hateley / Gillian McKloskey)

pdfResults from the P2R monitoring sites in the Wet Tropics and Cape York regions, and plans for the future6.56 MB (Ryan Turner)

Grazing Management Practices

pdfOverview of the water quality benefits of grazing management practices -Scientific Consensus Statement1.82 MB (Scott Wilkinson)

Cape York case study (Andrew Brooks)

How do we measure ground cover at larger scales (Terry Beutel)

pdfThe economics of improved management practices in grazing1.3 MB (Stuart Whitten)

Banana Management Practices

pdfInnovative techniques for extension: Bananas BMP5.43 MB (Naomi King)

pdfManaging pollutant runoff from bananas2.06 MB (John Armour)

Dairy Management Practices 

Managing pollutant runoff from dairy (Peter Perkins)

Dairying better and better - update on roll out of BMP (Peter Perkins)

Day 2 -  October 10th 2013

Cane management practices

pdfOverview of the water quality benefits and cost effectiveness of cane management practices - derived from the Scientific Consensus Statement1.09 MB (Peter Thorburn)

pdfWhat are the benefits of adopting A- class practices972.58 KB (Peter Thorburn)

pdfWhat is the role of legumes in managing N loss907 KB (Andrew Wood)

pdfPesticide management in cane2.8 MB (Stephen Lewis)

pdfThe economics of improved management practices in cane1.3 MB (Stuart Whitten)

pdfBest bet approaches for extension and education in the cane industry537.16 KB (Derek Sparkes)

pdfCane Industry: Future directions and challenges565.7 KB (Matt Kealley)

pdfReef Rescue 2 Investment Prioritisation785.84 KB (Michele Barson)

WQIP, investment prioritisation tools and resources

pdfOverview of the WQIP, investment prioritisation tools and resources168.48 KB (Terrain NRM)

Great Barrier Reef coastal ecosystems data and mapping (Jason Vains)

System Repair projects

pdfWet Tropics/Cape York system repair projects 308.79 KB