4 Inland water | Supplementary Material

State of the Environment 2011 Committee. Australia state of the environment 2011.
Independent report to the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Canberra: DSEWPaC, 2011.

4 Inland water

Supplementary Material

AUSRIVAS - Australia's in-stream biological health 2003-2010

This report presents the results of the AUSRIVAS (Australian River Assessment System) survey which uses standardised monitoring of riverine aquatic macroinvertebrates (a diverse range of insects, crustaceans and mollusks) to provide information about river health and change over time.

National Water Quality Assessment 2011

The National Water Quality Assessment 2011 was commissioned to provide a snapshot of water quality across inland waters of Australia. The water quality indicators examined include turbidity, salinity, pH, nutrients and algal blooms (specifically cyanobacterial blooms), and faecal contamination (microbial quality).