Carroll، نويسنده , , Chris and Waters، نويسنده , , David and Vardy، نويسنده , , Suzanne and Silburn، نويسنده , , David M. and Attard، نويسنده , , Steve and Thorburn، نويسنده , , Peter J. and Davis، نويسنده , , Aaron M. and Halpin، نويسنده , , Neil and Schmidt، نويسنده , , Michael and Wilson، نويسنده , , Bruce and Clark، نويسنده , , Andrew، نويسنده ,
Targets for improvements in water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) have been set through the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan). To measure and report on progress towards the targets set a program has been established that combines monitoring and modelling at paddock through to catchment and reef scales; the Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program (Paddock to Reef Program). This program aims to provide evidence of links between land management activities, water quality and reef health. Five lines of evidence are used: the effectiveness of management practices to improve water quality; the prevalence of management practice adoption and change in catchment indicators; long-term monitoring of catchment water quality; paddock & catchment modelling to provide a relative assessment of progress towards meeting targets; and finally marine monitoring of GBR water quality and reef ecosystem health. This paper outlines the first four lines of evidence.
Catchment , Monitoring , Paddock , Modelling , Remote sensing