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Effective monitoring of riparian rehabilitation

Effective monitoring of riparian rehabilitation

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Millions of dollars are invested annually in activities to improve the condition of aquatic ecosystems throughout Australia. However, often there is a lack of evidence to prioritise and guide the design of these interventions and/or demonstrate the impact or effectiveness of these investments.

This is why Verterra is partnering with the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland University of Technology to offer an integrated approach to monitoring riparian management.  This includes observational monitoring and experimental approaches that provide different but complementary information. This Multiple Lines and Levels of Evidence (MLLE) approach enables both qualitative and quantitative evidence from interventions to be identified, and the strength of the causality demonstrated with evidence.

This approach to monitoring and evaluation will provide outcomes such as:   

  1. Understanding the impact of riparian interventions on the distribution, structure and composition of riparian and instream vegetation at reach and catchment scales;
  2. Understanding the impact of riparian interventions on river ecosystem functioning at reach and catchment scales; and
  3. Identifying factors that modify outcomes of riparian interventions at reach and catchment scales.

  For furter details and to explore how efective monitoring could support your core business, please  contact Ian Robb, General Manager on (0)7 3221 1102 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..