ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

REPORTS

Written reports are essential to stakeholder engagement. Up-to-date reporting of monitoring information is a key step in sharing this knowledge which also contributes to effective water delivery through adaptive management.

Key reporting components under the MER program include monthly verbal progress reports via teleconference and post-monitoring communications with the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office throughout the entire program. Written reports include a Monitoring and  Management Update produced following each field monitoring trip, and a quarterly Newsletter which details recent monitoring activities, case studies and preliminary observations and findings.

Monitoring and  Management Updates and Newsletters are available for download – click on the links below or sign up to receive the newsletter.

Murrumbidgee MER Plan

Wassens, S., Michael, D.R., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Kobyashi, T., Bino, G., Thomas, R., Brandis, K., Hall, A., & Amos, C. (2019) Murrumbidgee Selected Areas Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Plan 2019 Schedule of monitoring, evaluation and research activities to be undertaken in the Murrumbidgee River System June 2019 – June 2022 pdf

MER Summary and Technical Reports

Spencer, J., Michael, D., Brandis, K., Francis, R. & Wassens, S. (2021). Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Murrumbidgee River System – Category 3 waterbird breeding monitoring summary report July 2021, Commonwealth of Australia 2021. pdf

Wassens, S., Michael, D., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Thomas, R., Kobyashi, T., Bourke, G., Bino, G., Brandis, K., Turner, A., Wright, D., Heath, J., Kuo, W., Amos, C. & Hall, A. (2021). Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Program Murrumbidgee River System Technical Report, 2014-20. Report prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Wassens, S., Michael, D., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Thomas, R., Kobyashi, T., Amos, C., Hall, A., Bourke, G., Bino, G., Wright, D., Heath, J., Turner, A. & Kuo, W. (2021). Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Program Murrumbidgee River System Summary Report 2019-20. Report prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Field Reports

Turner, J.M., Michael, D. and Wassens, S. (2021). Murrumbidgee Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Program, ecological responses to Commonwealth environmental water, Field report. Number 8, March 2021. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Turner, J.M., Michael, D. and Wassens, S. (2021). Murrumbidgee Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Program, ecological responses to Commonwealth environmental water, Field report. Number 7, January 2021. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Michael, D., Turner, J.M. and Wassens, S. (2020). Murrumbidgee Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Program, ecological responses to Commonwealth environmental water, Field Report. November 2020. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Bourke, G., Michael, D. and Wassens, S. (2020). Murrumbidgee Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Program, ecological responses to Commonwealth environmental water, Field report. Number 5, September 2020. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Bruni, J., Bourke, G. & Wassens, S. (2020) Murrumbidgee Monitoring Evaluation and Research Program, ecological responses to Commonwealth environmental water, Field report. Number 4, March 2020. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Bourke, G., Wassens, S. and Bruni, J. (2020). Murrumbidgee Monitoring Evaluation and Research Program, ecological responses to Commonwealth environmental water, Field report. Number 3, January 2020. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Bourke, G., Wassens, S. & Michael, D. (2019) Murrumbidgee Monitoring Evaluation and Research Program, ecological responses to Commonwealth environmental water, Field report. Number 2, December 2019. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Bourke, G., Wassens, S. & Michael. D. (2019). Murrumbidgee Monitoring Evaluation and Research Program, ecological responses to Commonwealth environmental water Field report. Number 1, October 2019. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. pdf

Quarterly Progress Reports

2021

Report #7 Selected Area Progress Report January- March 2021 pdf

Research Activity Reports

Turner, A., Wassens, S. & McNeil, D. (2020) Yanco Creek and tributaries: Intensive frog surveys of creek and farm habitats 2019-20. Final report for Yanco Creek and Tributaries Advisory Council. Institute of Land Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury.pdf

Kopf, R.K., Wassens, S., McPhan, L., Dyer, J., Maguire, J., Spencer, J., Amos, C., Kopf, S. & Whiterod, N. (2019). Native and invasive fish dispersal, spawning and trophic dynamics during a managed river-floodplain connection. Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. Murrumbidgee Selected Area Final report, pp 1-49. pdf

Baldwin, D.S. (2019) Weir stratification and hypoxic water management - Murrumbidgee River 2019. A report prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority pdf

Bidgee Bulletin

The Bidgee Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter designed to provide updates on our progress as we monitor the ecological outcomes of
Commonwealth environmental water flows in the Murrumbidgee Selected Area.

Bidgee Bulletin Winter 2021 Issue 8 pdf 1 MB

Bidgee Bulletin March 2021 Issue 7 pdf 2 MB

Bidgee Bulletin December 2020 Issue 6 pdf 2 MB

Bidgee Bulletin September 2020 Issue 5 pdf 1 MB

Bidgee Bulletin June 2020 Issue 4 pdf 1 MB

Bidgee Bulletin March 2020 Issue 3 pdf 1MB

Bidgee Bulletin December 2019 Issue 2 pdf 2MB

Bidgee Bulletin September 2019 Issue 1pdf

Reports from Murrumbidgee LTIM 2014-2019

Wassens, S., Michael, D., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Wright, D., Thomas, R., Kobayashi, T., Jenkins.K., Wolfenden, B., Hall, A., Bourke, G., Bino, G.,, Davis, T., Heath, J., Kuo, W., Amos, C. & Brandis, K. (2020) Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long-Term Intervention Monitoring Project Murrumbidgee River System Selected Area Summary Report 2014-2019

Wassens, S., Michael, D., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Wright, D., Thomas, R., Kobayashi, T., Jenkins.K., Wolfenden, B., Hall, A., Bourke, G., Bino, G.,, Davis, T., Heath, J., Kuo, W., Amos, C. & Brandis, K. (2020) Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long-Term Intervention Monitoring Project Murrumbidgee River System Selected Area Technical Report 2014-2019. Prepared for the Commonwealth of Australia.

Wassens, S., Spencer, J., Wolfenden, B., Thiem, J, Thomas, R., Jenkins, K., Brandis, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., Ocock, J., Kobayashi, T, Bino, G., Heath, J., and Callaghan, D. (2017) Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long-Term Intervention Monitoring project Murrumbidgee River system Selected Area evaluation report, 2014-17.

Wassens, S., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Wolfenden, B. Jenkins, K., Hall, A., Ocock, J., Kobayashi, T, Thomas, R., Bino, G., Heath, J., Lenon, E. (2016) Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long-Term Intervention Monitoring Project Murrumbidgee River System evaluation report 2014-16.  

Wassens, S., Bino, G., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Wolfenden, B., Jenkins, K., Thomas, R., Hall, A., Ocock, J., Lenon, E., Kobayashi, T, Heath, J. and Cory, F (2016) Commonwealth Environmental Water Office long-term intervention monitoring program Murrumbidgee River system Selected Area, 2014-15 Synthesis report.

Wassens, S., Thiem, J., Spencer, J., Bino, G., Hall, A., Thomas, R., Wolfenden, B., Jenkins, K., Ocock, J., Lenon, E., Kobayashi, T, Heath, J. and Cory, F. (2016). Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long Term Intervention Monitoring Murrumbidgee Selected Area 2014-15 technical report.

Quarterly progress reports pdf

2019

Report #20 Selected Area Progress Report April - June 2019

Report #19 Selected Area Progress Report January - March 2019

2018

Report #18 Selected Area Progress Report October -December 2018

Report #17 Selected Area Progress Report July- September 2018

Report #16 Selected Area Progress Report April - June 2018

Report #15 Selected Area Progress Report January - March 2018

2017

Report #14 Selected Area Progress Report October -December 2017

Report #13 Selected Area Progress Report July- September 2017

Report #12 Selected Area Progress Report April - June 2017

Report #11 Selected Area Progress Report January - March 2017

2016

Report #10 Selected Area Progress Report July - September 2016

Report #9 Selected Areas Progress Report Watering Highlights for 2015-2016

Report #7 Selected Areas Progress Report January - March 2016

2015

Report #6 Selected Areas Progress Report October - December 2015

Report #5 Selected Areas Progress Report July- September 2015

Report #4 Selected Area Progress Report April - June 2015

Report #3 Selected Area Progress Report January - March 2015

2014

Report #2 Selected Area Progress Report October - December 2014

Report #1 Selected Area Progress Report July - September 2014

Reports from previous projects

Monitoring of waterbird, invertebrate and nutrient responses to environmental water delivery in the Lowbidgee floodplain in 2015-16 and 2016-17

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2013-14 to the Murrumbidgee River system.

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2012-13 to the Murrumbidgee river system - Final Report Executive Summary

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2012-13 to the Murrumbidgee river system - Report 1, Institute for land, Water and Society - Charles Sturt University for Commonwealth Environmental Water Office

Monitoring of ecosystem responses to the delivery of environmental water in the Murrumbidgee system. (2012) ILWS Report 2 for SEWPACpdf

Monitoring of ecosystem responses to the delivery of environmental water in the Murrumbidgee system. (2012)  ILWS Report 1 for SEWPAC.pdf

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