Different Conceptualizations of River Basins to Inform Management of Environmental Flows
Ben Gawne, Samantha J Capon, Jenni Hale, Shane S Brooks, Cherie Campbell, Michael J Stewardson, Mike R Grace, Rick J Stoffels, Fiorenzo Guarino, Penny Everingham
Frontiers in Environmental Science | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2018
Environmental flows are a critical tool for addressing ecological degradation of river systems brought about by increasing demand for limited water resources. The importance of basin scale management of environmental flows has long been recognized as necessary if managers are to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives. The challenges in managing environmental flows are now emerging and include the time taken for changes to become manifest, uncertainty around large-scale responses to environmental flows and that most interventions take place at smaller scales. The purpose of this paper is to describe how conceptual models can be used to inform the development, and subsequent ev..View full abstract
Funding was provided by each authors' employing institution. The manuscript is based on work undertaken for and funded by the Australian Commonwealth Environmental Waterholder, however, the work required to complete this manuscript was not a contracted output of the project.