Chapter 15. Managing the Catchments of the Great Barrier Reef

  1. Robert C. Ferrier7 and
  2. Alan Jenkins8
  1. Jane Waterhouse1,
  2. Mike Grundy2,
  3. Iain Gordon3,
  4. Jon Brodie4,
  5. Rachel Eberhard5 and
  6. Hugh Yorkston6

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch15

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Waterhouse, J., Grundy, M., Gordon, I., Brodie, J., Eberhard, R. and Yorkston, H. (2009) Managing the Catchments of the Great Barrier Reef, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 7

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 8

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship and Reef Water Quality Partnership, Private Mail Bag PO, Aitkenvale QLD 4814, Australia

  2. 2

    CSIRO Land and Water, 306 Carmody Road, St Lucia QLD 4067, Australia

  3. 3

    CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Private Mail Bag PO, Aitkenvale QLD 4814, Australia

  4. 4

    Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, James Cook University, Douglas QLD 4811 and CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, Private Mail Bag PO, Aitkenvale QLD 4814, Australia

  5. 5

    Eberhard Consulting Pty Ltd, 55 Park Road West, Dutton Park QLD 4102, Australia

  6. 6

    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, PO Box 1379, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672

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Keywords:

  • managing catchments of Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Australia - abundant biodiversity and extent;
  • humid tropical (Wet Tropics and Mackay-Whitsunday catchments);
  • catchments and the Great Barrier Reef;
  • crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks;
  • Reef Plan implementation and Water Quality Improvement Plans;
  • applied management practices;
  • institutional complexities;
  • catchment managers' partnership and challenges;
  • water quality issue management in GBR catchment - challenges in future

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nature of the System

  • The Catchments and the Great Barrier Reef

  • Responding to the Water Quality Challenge

  • Improving the System

  • Future Challenges for the Partnership of Catchment Managers

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References