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WetlandUpdate September 2014

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WetlandInfo website tour

This new animation shows how WetlandInfo is structured, making it easier to find the information you are looking for quickly.

Demonstration on how to use WetlandMaps

Learn how to use all of the tools on WetlandMaps through this animation which shows you how useful this online mapping tool can be. WetlandMaps provides an interactive map service that gives users fast and easy access to wetland information via a web-based geographic information system (GIS).

The animation has also be divided into segments so that specific tools can be viewed independently.

Connectivity animation narration

The Aquatic ecosystem connectivity animation has been supplemented with a narration which provides the text to accompany the YouTube video.

Conceptual models

Lake Eyre and Bulloo Freshwater Biogeographic Province:

  • Introduced fauna—aquatic
  • Introduced fauna—riparian
  • Introduced flora—riparian

Murray-Darling Freshwater Biogeographic Province:

  • Introduced fauna—aquatic
  • Introduced fauna—riparian

Queensland Wetlands Program Strategic Management Audit

The Queensland Wetlands Program (Program) has been running for nearly 10 years and has delivered more than 70 projects. There have been three phases of the Program: Phase 1 (2003-2008), the Transitional Phase (2009-2010) and Phase 2 (2010-2013).

An evaluation of Phase 1 was undertaken in 2009 by a non-government agency, while for Phase 2, a smaller management audit has been undertaken by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) independently of the Program. 

Updates, improvements and links

WetlandMaps

Two new layers have been added to WetlandMaps

  • Aquatic Conservation Assessments for non-riverine (i.e. palustrine and lacustrine) freshwater wetlands in each of the 17 Cape York catchments
  • Aquatic Conservation Assessments for riverine freshwater wetlands for Cape York catchments, Great Barrier Reef catchments, Queensland Murray-Darling Basin and Wide-Bay Burnett catchments.

Managing the floodplain–a guide to best practice in flood risk management in Australia

The Australian Government Department of Emergency Management in Australia has developed a series of handbooks and manuals for Australian Emergency Management, including Handbook 7, Managing the floodplain—a guide to best practice in flood risk management in Australia.

Nutrients and herbicides in groundwater flows to the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon–Report

The Nutrients and herbicides in groundwater flows to the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon report provides an up-to-date review and synthesis of current knowledge of groundwater transport of nutrients and herbicides to the Reef, from aquifers across the Wet Tropics, Lower Burdekin and Mackay Whitsunday areas.

Lake Eyre Basin Springs Assessment

The Lake Eyre Basin Springs Assessment (LEBSA) initiative is contributing baseline information and analysis of the potential impacts of coal mining and coal seam gas developments on groundwater-dependent ecosystems in central and south-west Queensland. 

Freshwater Fish Bioblitz

The Freshwater Fish BioBlitz is an international digital platform enabling images of freshwater fish to be uploaded to the BioBlitz database.

Literature Review of the Economic Value of Ecosystem Services that Wetlands Provide

Link to Australian Government Literature Review on the Economic Value of Ecosystem Services that Wetlands Provide.

Why do fish need to cross the road? Fish passage requirements for waterway crossings

Link to Why do fish need to cross the road? Fish passage requirements for waterway crossings a NSW Fisheries guideline. This document aims to minimise impacts on fish passage and general aquatic wildlife by providing practical guidelines to those involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of waterway crossings.

Updated tools fact sheet

The Queensland Wetlands Program tools fact sheet has been updated to include the new tools.

WetlandUpdate

When existing resources are updated or new tools are added to WetlandInfo, the WetlandUpdate newsletter is sent to subscribers with the changes featured on a What’s New summary page, now renamed WetlandUpdate.

View all of the previous WetlandUpdates

WetlandInfo feedback and improvements

Send us your useful wetland information and links to add to WetlandInfo. Do you have a wetland question you just can't answer? Email us

Our WetlandInfo feature frog is a Litoria rheocola

commonly known as the Common mist frog.

Common mistfrog  Photo by Harry Hines

WetlandInfo updates this section regularly, so keep your eyes and ears open!

For more information on frogs,

visit Amphibiaweb or the Frogs of Australia website.

Or view species profiles in your area using the SummaryInfo search tool.


Last updated: 4 September 2014

This page should be cited as:

WetlandUpdate September 2014, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 14 December 2018, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/publications/latest-news/2014-08-27.html>.

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