Catchment & water quality management

MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES

On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Catchments are areas of land which capture rainfall and drain runoff to a common point, typically a river, stream or dam. Catchment boundaries depend on the natural or man made features of an area.

This key concept addresses issues of catchment and water quality management covering human impacts, pollutants and water quality monitoring, including:

  • Human activities and land use impacts (residential, industrial and agricultural) on catchments and water quality
  • Water quantity and environmental flows
  • Water quality and pollutants (litter, sediments, nutrients, pesticides and chemicals)
  • Managing land use and water quality in catchments
  • Flora, fauna, ecosystem and water quality monitoring
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