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Rivers Program Publications Reference Kit

By: Murray Darling Basin Commission

Col illus (6 Booklets + 78 page Project Summaries Report)


Paperback | Dec 2004 | #147158 | ISBN: 187683031X
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The Rivers Program Publications Reference Kit presents the results of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission Riverine Program, which was initiated to counter the degradation of river, stream and floodplain wetland environments in the Basin. The kit is the result of a strategic review of 74 projects from the Riverine Program. Summaries are provided for 45 of these projects and the remainder are listed. The projects are grouped into five themes: 1. Understanding the Basin 2. Managing Catchments 3. Managing Rivers 4. Managing Fish 5. Managing Wetlands Each theme is represented by a superbly illustrated full-colour booklet that summarises knowledge from the Riverine Program and presents the key issues for each theme.


Rivers Program - Project Summaries 1990-2000; Understanding the Basin: The importance of carbon cycling in the Riverine environment; Blue-green algae and the causes of algal blooms; Glossary; References; Managing Catchments: Nutrients and sediments in waterways; Reducing nutrient and salt inputs into waterways; Use of wetland vegetation to lower nutrients in waterways; Floodplain habitat; Glossary; References; Managing Rivers: Ecological requirements for environmental flows; Techniques for deciding on flows; Understanding fish - towards better management; Glossary; References; Managing Fish: Recovery plans for Silver Perch and Freshwater Crayfish; Fish movement, migration and habitat use; Managing fish - conclusions; Glossary; References; Managing Wetlands: Mid-Murray wetlands - the integrated watering strategy; Barmah-Millewa Forest; Great Cumbung Swamp; Wetlands in the western region of the Murray-Darling Basin; Lower River Murray wetlands; Saline wetlands; Glossary; References; Ten Years of Generating Knowledge on Rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin - Celebrating our Achievements

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