Investing in our catchments: Water quality and its role in river health

In New South Wales, a number of agencies are playing a vital role in protecting the health and integrity of both our landscapes and waterways.

Date
1 October 2004
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation NSW
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74137-0361
  • ID DEC20040006
  • File PDF 0.5MB
  • Pages 6
  • Name investing-in-our-catchments-water-quality-and-its-role-in-river-health-040006.pdf

Restoring and keeping our rivers and waterways healthy is one of the central tasks facing catchment managers. Water quality is one of the fundamental aspects of river health: ecological processes which sustain native fish populations, vegetation, wetlands and birdlife depend on it. And so do our own many uses of water – for irrigation, watering stock, drinking, fishing and recreation, and to meet cultural and spiritual needs.

The Catchment Action Plans they are developing and the associated on-ground investments can make a big contribution to protecting water quality. Actions targeted to improve water quality in particular problem areas can also benefits other aspects of river health, such as biodiversity.

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