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SEQ’s much loved waterways in decline

The 2021 Report Card for South East Queensland (SEQ) released today indicates the region’s waterways are no longer holding the line. As the population in SEQ has grown over the past two decades, significant investments have been made into our catchments and point source pollution such as sewage treatment plants, which has improved water quality […]

Insights to actions: 21 years of the Report Card

For over 20 years the health of South East Queensland’s waterways has been monitored and reported on via a comprehensive Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program (EHMP), providing a snapshot of the health of waterways of the region in the form of an annual Report Card. The internationally recognised program provides a regional picture of the state […]

South East Queensland’s wetland action in the spotlight

Healthy Land and Water and a host of its partners across South East Queensland are delivering a range of activities to reduce threats and restore habitat in and around Quandamooka (Moreton Bay), alongside project delivery partners including Traditional Owners, private landowners, land managers, and local environment groups. A range of projects are being delivered under […]

Measuring the economic and social benefits of waterways

The region’s waterways provide many important benefits such as clean and safe drinking water, habitats for recreational and commercial fishing and a reliable water source for agricultural productivity. Rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches that are easily accessible are an important place of recreation where locals can walk, cycle, swim, boat, fish, camp, picnic and socialise. […]

What is the EHMP and Report Card?

The Report Card provides an assessment of the ecosystem health of South East Queensland’s waterways via A-F health grades. The release of the annual Report Card results is the culmination of twelve months of scientific monitoring at 312 freshwater, estuarine, marine and event monitoring sites throughout the region as part of the Ecosystem Health Monitoring […]

Better together: bridging the divide between environmental researchers and practitioners

Collaboration is a major success factor in science-practice partnerships according to a new research paper. The practical research delved into the key enabling and limiting factors which influence the success of science-practice partnerships. Using six exemplar project case studies, the researchers found that there was clear value in taking the time to forge connections between […]

Healthy Land and Water stands with the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) was released in August 2021. It recognises the current state of the climate is causing rapid and widespread changes to our natural systems; the basis for all life on Earth. We understand these changes are unequivocally caused by human influences on our natural systems. […]

Largest community-driven shellfish reef restoration in Australia gets started

Pictured: Healthy Land and Water CEO Julie McLellan, OzFish Unlimited CEO Craig Copeland, Ozfish Project Officer Robbie Porter and Healthy Land and Water Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator Susie Chapman.    Australian fishing conservation charity OzFish Unlimited launched the largest community-driven shellfish reef restoration project in Australia today at the Port of Brisbane Shellfish Recycling Centre. […]

Protecting ocean giants from vessel strike

Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) is home to many of the ocean’s marine megafauna and a new report developed by Traditional Owners aims to prevent vessel strike as boat use and shipping continues to grow. The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), supported by Healthy Land and Water through Australian Government funding, has led the study which proposes […]

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