Submission to Climate Change Policies Review

In May 2017 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy as part of the 2017 review of climate change policies.

Submission to Climate Change Authority's Action on the Land Issues Paper

In April 2017 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the Climate Change Authority on the 'Action on the land' issues paper.

Submission to the Productivity Commission on the National Water Reform Issues Paper

In April 2017 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the Productivity Commission on the National Water Reform Issues Paper.

Submission on proposed changes to sustainable diversion limits in the Murray-Darling Basin

In February 2017 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in light of the proposed changes and the environmental, social and economic future of the Basin as a whole.

Accounting for Nature 2016

A model for environmental accounting for measuring the condition of assets over time, with examples from the regional trial.

Draft Protocol for Constructing a Native Vegetation Condition Account

A draft protocol for establishing commonality between native vegetation asset accounts.

Evaluation of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial

The first of two reports evaluating the application of the Accounting for Nature model as part of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial.

Technical Analysis of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial

This report accompanies the Evaluation Report and provides a more detailed review of approaches used in the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial.

Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial: Report to NRM Regions Australia

This report describes the application of an environmental asset condition accounting method, called Accounting for Nature, at a regional (sub-national) scale, based on the findings of a three year trial.

Statement on the Future of Australia's Water Reform

The Wentworth Group calls on all Australian governments to take the long view and prepare the country for this new climate regime by recommitting to water reform through a new, broader national agreement.

Submission to NSW Biodiversity Legislation Review

In September 2014 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the Independent NSW Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel.

Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements

In June 2014 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Productivity Commission Public Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements.

Submission to Inquiry into Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

In April 2014 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014 [Provisions].

Submission to Inquiry into Environmental Offsets

In April 2014 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Standing Committee Inquiry into Environmental Offsets.

Submission to Inquiry into the Government's Direct Action Plan

In January 2014 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee Inquiry into the Government's Direct Action Plan.

Quick Guide for Constructing Regional Scale Environmental Asset Condition Accounts

A Quick Guide reference to the seven steps for constructing Regional Scale Environmental Asset Condition Accounts.

Initial Observations from the Australian Regional Environmental Asset Condition Accounts Trials

Describes how the Accounting for Nature model uses science and statistics to create a common unit of measure for environmental accounting.

Submission to Inquiry into the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

In November 2013 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills.

Accounting for Nature: A Common Currency for Measuring the Condition of Our Environment

Peter Cosier presented a keynote address, Accounting for Nature: A Common Currency for Measuring the Condition of Our Environment in NZ.

Global insights into water resources, climate change and governance

The threats of climate change and the trade-offs between extractions and flows are examined for the Colorado, Murray, Orange and Yellow Rivers.

Wentworth Group Evaluation of 3200GL Modeling with Relaxed Constraints

Plan for a reduction in extractions combined with relaxation of eight constraints, falls well short of satisfying the requirements of the Water Act 2007.

Statement on Changes to Commonwealth Powers to Protect Australia’s Environment

Proposes a suite of reforms, as an alternative to the Commonwealth's plans to hand environmental approvals powers to states.

Wentworth Group Evaluation of the Proposed Basin Plan

Response to plan changes released on August 6, 2012. Once again the taxpayer pays, individuals benefit and the river loses.

Water and the Future of Water in Australia

Dr John Williams was invited to give the keynote address at the Australian Water Association NSW Heads of Water Gala Dinner.