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 Rockhampton on 16 and 17th September 2013. The forum was coordinated by the RRRC in collaboration with Fitzroy Basin Association.
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.
Fitzroy overview 3.72 MB(Piers Harper)
Reef Rescue 2 overview444.21 KB (Ami McGrath)
Reef Plan/Paddock 2 Reef contextual overview720.51 KB (Claire Anderson)
Great Barrier Reef overview (Jon Brodie)
Local catchment water quality and the FPRH2.43 MB (Nathan Johnston)
Marine Mammals and Turtles (Daniele Cagnazzi)
Sediment and nutrient management practices3.38 MB (Scott Wilkinson/Craig Thornton)
Catchment modelling for the Fitzroy (Cameron Dougall)
Managing Grazing lands 2.36 MB(Bruce Cowie)
Pesticide usage in the Fitzroy1.61 MB (Craig Thornton)
Getting ground cover right 1.7 MB(Terry Beutel)
Overview of water quality risk assessment in the GBR4.75 MB (Jane Waterhouse)
Reef Rescue 2 Investment Prioritisation (Michele Barson)
Overview of Fitzroy region System Repair projects 2.95 MB(Shane Westley)
Great Barrier Reef Coastal Ecosystem Strategy (Jason Vains)