Environmental indicators for national state of the environment reporting: human settlements

Australia: State of the Environment (Environmental Indicator Reports)
Newton Peter, Flood Joe, Berry Mike, Bhatia Kuldeep, Brown Steve, Cabelli Andre, Gomboso Jeanette, Higgins John, Richardson Tony, Ritchie Veronica
Department of the Environment, 1998
ISBN 0 642 54523 5 of the series 0 642 54526 X

About the Document

A key set of 104 environmental indicators for human settlements is recommended for Australian state of the environment reporting at the national scale. Of these, 48 relate to the condition of human settlements in relation to their three constituent elements: the physical environment (e.g. air quality), the built environment (e.g. housing affordability), and the human environment (e.g.Environmentally related human health such as (waterborne) diarrhoeal outbreaks); 44 relate to pressures on the physical environment by activities associated with human settlements. Monitoring strategies and approaches to interpreting and analysing each of the indicators are discussed, and possible sources of data are noted. Recommendations are also made for further development of environmental indicators for human settlements.