You are not logged in.
Openly accessible

Estuary environmental flows assessment methodology for Victoria

Lloyd, Lance N., Anderson, Brett G., Cooling, Marcus, Gippel, Chris J., Pope, Adam J. and Sherwood, John E. 2012, Estuary environmental flows assessment methodology for Victoria, Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, Vic.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
pope-estuaryenvironmental-2012.pdf Published version application/pdf 3.31MB 115

Title Estuary environmental flows assessment methodology for Victoria
Author(s) Lloyd, Lance N.
Anderson, Brett G.
Cooling, Marcus
Gippel, Chris J.
Pope, Adam J.
Sherwood, John E.
Publication date 2012
Total pages 82
Publisher Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic
Keyword(s) estuary
environmental flow
natural resource management
Summary This report sets out a method to determine the environmental water requirements of estuaries in Victoria. The estuary environmental flows assessment method (EEFAM) is a standard methodology which can be applied consistently across Victorian estuaries.
The primary objective of EEFAM is to define a flow regime to maintain or enhance the ecological health of an estuary. The method is used to inform Victorian water resource planning processes.
The output of EEFAM is a recommended flow regime for estuaries. This recommendation is developed from the known dependence of the estuary’s flora, fauna, biogeochemical and geomorphological features on the flow regime. EEFAM is an evidence-based methodology. This bottom-up or ‘building block’ approach conforms to the asset-based approach of the Victorian River Health Strategy and regional river health strategies.
EEFAM is based on and expands on FLOWS, the Victorian method for determining environmental water requirements in rivers. The list of tasks has been modified and re-ordered in EEFAM to reflect environmental and management issues specific to estuaries. EEFAM and FLOWS can be applied
simultaneously to a river and its estuary as part of a whole-of-system approach to environmental flow requirements. Like the FLOWS method, EEFAM is modular, and additional components can be readily incorporated.
ISBN 9781742875019
Language eng
Field of Research 050209 Environmental Management
050102 Ecosystem Function
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology)
Socio Economic Objective 960913 Water Allocation and Quantification
HERDC Research category A4 Major research monograph
Copyright notice ©2012, Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056781

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 115 Abstract Views, 117 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2013, 17:24:06 EST by Adam Pope

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.