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South East Completed Projects

The surface and groundwater resources of the South East are highly interconnected and need to be managed as an integrated system to maximise their environmental, economic and social benefits.

South East Urgent

This project aimed to establish a relationship between salinity and the abundance and distribution of key aquatic plant species and communities in the South East of South Australia.

Field and laboratory investigations were conducted utilising the natural north-south salinity gradient that exists in the South East. The project provided data that is essential to develop an understanding of the salinity tolerance and threshold values of key species.

It also produced a database that will be available to support policy objectives of the state government, particularly for the provision of environmental water to support ecological objectives.

Read more ... Using recent wetting events to detect salinity thresholds for aquatic plants in the South-East of South Australia

South East – Phase 1

Sustainable water management in the South East is supported by at least 18 natural resource management policies, all of which require improved knowledge when it comes to ecological responses to surface and groundwater regimes and water quality.

This project produced an extensive literature review of current science and knowledge to form one basis for further work in the South East region.

The review is a critical step to ensure future investigations into water management in the South East address the knowledge limitations and provide benefits for local water managers and other key stakeholders in the region.

Read more ... Evaluation of approaches to modelling surface water/groundwater interactions around drains in the South East of South Australia - Phase 1

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