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A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: II. State and Territory programs

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posted on 2016-12-01, 00:00 authored by C S Hallett, F Valesini, P Scanes, C Crawford, B M Gillanders, Adam Pope, J Udy, J Fortune, S Townsend, Jan Barton, Q Ye, D J Ross, K Martin, T Glasby, P Maxwell
In contrast to Europe, the USA and South Africa, Australia has no specific, overarching federal legislation to underpin a nationally-coordinated framework for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition. This has resulted in a complex mosaic of diverse approaches and governance structures, hindering the ability to make inter-State comparisons. In this second part of a comprehensive three-part review, we present a systematic appraisal of current and impending approaches for measuring and reporting estuarine condition in each of Australia's States and Territories. A concise summary is provided in each case, supported by extensive appendices containing detailed accounts of relevant monitoring and reporting programs. We synthesise and evaluate this output at the State/Territory level, highlighting areas of improvement and major gaps.

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Journal

Environmental science & policy

Volume

66

Pagination

270 - 281

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

1462-9011

eISSN

1873-6416

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Elsevier

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