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Quick Guide for Constructing Regional Scale Environmental Asset Condition Accounts

Seven Steps for Constructing Environmental Asset Condition Accounts

The purpose of creating environmental accounts is to enable society to take practical action to maintain healthy and productive land, freshwater and marine resources. This Quick Guide provides an overview of the steps required to construct, at a regional (landscape) scale, an environmental asset condition account.

Please Note:
Throughout the Regional Environmental Accounts Trial continuous improvements in the understanding of how to apply appropriate methods for constructing environmental asset condition accounts are being made. As a result, we have discovered that the data underpinning the map and graph on page 12 of the Quick Guide require review. We are updating this information and a complete, reviewed set will be made available on nrmregionsaustralia.com.au and wentworthgroup.org when ready.

 

Authors

Prepared by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists in association with NRM Regions Australia

Contributors to the Regional Environmental Accounts Trials

Andre Zerger, Bureau of Meteorology
Andrew Baldwin, NRM North
Andrew Biggs, QLD Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Andrew Cadogan-Cowper, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Andrew Houley, Reef Catchments
Annelise Wiebkin, SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Annie Lane, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Anthony Greenhalgh, Central West Catchment Management Authority
Ayesha Tulloch, University of Queensland
Belinda Allison, Bureau of Meteorology
Bill Allen, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Brad Page, SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Brian Foster, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Bronwyn Cameron, Namoi Catchment Management Authority
Bruce Brown, Namoi Catchment Management Authority
Bruce Thom, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Carley Bartlett, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Caroline McFarlane, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Carolyn Raine, Central West Catchment Management Authority
Cecilia Woolford, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Chris King, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council
Claire Parkes, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Damian Wells, North Central Catchment Management Authority
Danny O’Neill, National NRM Regions’ Working Group
Dave Pongracz, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife
David Karoly, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
David Manning, SEQ Catchments
Denis Saunders, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Donna Smithyman, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
Emma Jackson, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council
Emma McIntosh, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Eva Abal, University of Queensland
Evelyn Poole, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Fiona McKenzie, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Francesca Andreoni, Namoi Catchment Management Authority
Gareth Smith, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
Garry Cook, CSIRO
Gary Stoneham, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance
Geoff Penten, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee
George Truman, Namoi Catchment Management Authority
Greg Keighery, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife
Heather Baldock, Eyre Peninsula NRM Board
Hugh Possingham, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
James McKee, NRM North
James Shaddick, North Central Catchment Management Authority
Jane McDonald, University of Queensland
Jen Shearing, Central West Catchment Management Authority
Jessica Hasker Bowman, Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Jim McDonald, Namoi Catchment Management Authority
John Bethel, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group
John Williams, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Joselito Chua, Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Judy Henderson, Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Kate Clarke, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Lesley Hughes, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Marieke Jansen, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council
Mark Eigenraam, Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Mark Lound, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Mark Silburn, QLD Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Max Kitchell, NRM South
Michael Vardon, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Mike Grundy, CSIRO
Neil Byron, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Nick McCristal, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
Niilo Gobius, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group
Noel Ainsworth, SEQ Catchments
Pam Green, Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Paua Steyer, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Peter Cosier, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Peter Greig, Chair of Technical Accounting Committee
Phil Tickle, CRC for Spatial Information
Rebecca Kelly, NRM North
Richard Davis, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Richard Mount, Bureau of Meteorology
Richard Thackway, VAST Transformations
Rob Purves, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Rob Sturgiss, Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tert Ed
Ronnie Harding, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Roxane Blackley, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee
Royce Bishop, Reef Catchments
Shelley Spriggs, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council
Simon Warner, SEQ Catchments
Sophie Keen, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Terry Hillman, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Tim Flannery, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Tim Hoogwerf, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group
Tim Stubbs, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Tony Smith, CSIRO
Tracey Macdonald, Central West Catchment Management Authority
Warwick McDonald, Bureau of Meteorology

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to the many contributors to the regional environmental accounts trials, listed above, comprising members of the Scientific Standards and Accreditation Committee, the Technical Environmental Accounting Committee, Steering Committee, expert committees and the NRM regions’ staff, management and boards in the development of the Regional Accounts. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Purves Environmental Fund and The Ian Potter Foundation.