Indicators of Catchment Health
A Technical Perspective
Discusses tools that science has so far developed for benchmarking and monitoring the condition of the land and water resources in the catchments.
The primary focus is to provide landholders, catchment groups, catchment and land protection boards, and rural communities with the best tools that science has so far developed for benchmarking and monitoring the condition of the land and water resources in the catchments. A diverse range of potential indicators has been reviewed and the most appropriate suite of indicators assembled to aid this focus. The proposed indicators cover farm productivity and financial performance, product quality, soil health, water quality and landscape integrity.
"A valuable tool developed by the CSIRO under its Dryland Farming..."
The Australian, 6 August 1997
DetailsePDF | January 1996
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Describes the indicators used to measure catchment health
- Identifies: 10 key indicators of catchment condition; 10 key indicators of catchment trends; 9 key indicators relating to farm productivity, financial and quality trends
- Presents a case study illustrating the use of key indicators
- Gives the scientific basis for the selection of the key indicators.