Healthy Estuaries https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au Managing estuaries for the long term Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:38:55 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Healthy Estuaries https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au 32 32 Upcoming estuary forums https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/upcoming-estuary-forums-2/ Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:38:52 +0000 https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=6517 Find out about the latest science from four of our South West and south coast estuaries at community forums in November and December. Hosted by local catchment groups in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Regional Estuaries Initiative, the forums include updates on the science of ... Read More

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Calculating the impact of best management practices on farms https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/calculating-the-impact-of-best-management-practices-on-farms/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:53:09 +0000 https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=6345 Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) modellers are using OVERSEER, a New Zealand-based software, to examine the impact of different farm management practices on nutrient levels flowing into our waterways. Catchment models calculate the nutrients entering waterways based on an understanding of drainage in the catchment and how different ... Read More

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From muddy mess to crystal clear https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/from-muddy-mess-to-crystal-clear/ Sat, 15 Aug 2020 01:42:00 +0000 https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=6339 More than 40 people came together in mid-July to plant 5500-plus seedlings on a cattle farm in the Denmark area. Farmer Marino Bocuzzi has been working with Shaun Ossinger, from the Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee, since mid-2019 to revitalise a stretch of perennial creek on his property that flows into ... Read More

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Fertiliser trials protecting waterways and farmers https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/fertiliser-trials-protecting-waterways-and-farmers/ Wed, 29 Jul 2020 07:04:00 +0000 https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=6155 Increased confidence in the use of recommended fertiliser application rates across a range of agricultural areas is one of the early benefits to emerge from the State Government’s uPtake program (the program). Results from last year’s trials were consistent with data from the national Better Fertiliser Decisions for Pastures project ... Read More

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Scientist for a day: Councillor Steve Jones https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/scientist-for-a-day-councillor-steve-jones/ Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:36:30 +0000 https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=6080 Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) scientist, Elke Reichwaldt, was recently joined by Shire of Denmark Councillor Steve Jones for one of the regular water quality monitoring runs on Wilson Inlet. Water quality indicators, including oxygen level, salinity, nutrient levels and algae, are measured once a fortnight by department ... Read More

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