Murrumbidgee Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Program
The Murrumbidgee Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Program is the primary means by which the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office is monitoring and evaluating the ecological outcomes of Commonwealth environmental watering actions.
The MER Program is a continuation of the Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project conducted from 2014 – 2019. The Murrumbidgee is one of seven Selected Areas in the Murray-Darling Basin that will continue to be monitored for a further three year period from 2019 to 2022.
Monitoring and evaluating the use of water for the environment is helping to build knowledge about the best way to improve the health of the rivers and wetlands of the Basin, based on what works and what doesn’t work
A detailed MER Plan has been developed for the Murrumbidgee river system which sets out the schedule of activities to be undertaken in the Murrumbidgee to June 2022.