Inland Waters Theme Report

Australia State of the Environment Report 2001 (Theme Report)
Prepared by: Jonas Ball, Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Limited, Authors
Published by CSIRO on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2001
ISBN 0 643 06750 7

Please Note

This report was written to provide source material for Australian State of the Environment Committee's purposes. Independent contract authors prepared the seven supporting theme reports that the Committee considered during preparation of the 2001 SoE Report. The opinions in the theme reports are those of the authors, not of the Committee.

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Contents

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  • Introduction
  • Australia's inland water environments
  • Pressures on inland waters
  • Condition of inland waters
  • Responses - management of inland waters and their catchments
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  • Water resources
  • Total water use
  • Surface water resources
  • Groundwater resources
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  • Water quality and sources of pollution
  • Salinity of surface waters
  • Eutrophication and algal blooms
  • Contaminants and acidification
  • Groundwater pollution
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  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Pressures on aquatic ecosystems
  • Condition of aquatic ecosystems
  • Protecting, restoring and managing aquatic ecosystems
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  • Conclusions
  • Water resources
  • Water quality and pollutant sources
  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Assessment of information gaps
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  • Appendix
  • The Antarctic territories and their lakes
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  • Glossary
  • References
  • Case studies
  • Environmental Indicators
  • Figures
  • Maps
  • Tables
  • Prepared by

    Brad Neal, Peter Erlanger: Surface water resources
    Dr Richard Evans, Ann Kollmorgen: Groundwater
    Jonas Ball: Water quality and coordination
    Michael Shirley, Louise Donnelley: Aquatic ecosystems
    Team from Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Limited

    Theme coordinator

    Belinda Hack, State of the Environment Reporting Section, Environment Australia, Department of the Environment and Heritage