Submission on the draft Basin-wide environmental watering strategy

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists made this submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority on the draft Basin-wide environmental watering strategy in August 2019.

Submission to the NSW Water Reform Action Plan on proposed amendments to the metering regulation

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists made this submission to the NSW Water Reform Action Plan on proposed amendments to the metering regulation in August 2019.

Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019

The Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill seeks to establish an inquiry with the powers of a Royal Commission to investigate the management of the Basin water resources and the implementation and enforcement of the Basin Plan.

Guide to reviewing Water Resource Plans

The Wentworth Group have developed this guide to reviewing Water Resource Plans (WRPs) to assist communities to understand WRP legal inclusions, the WRP accreditation process and the key scientific issues which should be included in robust WRPs.

Review of Victoria's North and Murray Water Resource Plan

In March 2019 Wentworth Group reviewed the Victoria's North and Murray Water Resource Plan (WRP).

Water Flows in the Murray-Darling Basin: Observed versus expected

The Wentworth Group conducted a study to evaluate whether environmental water recovery has led to observable increases in river flows in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Murray-Darling Basin Snapshot

In January 2019 the Wentworth Group produced this snapshot report on the Murray Darling Basin.

Response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission Report

In January 2019 the Wentworth Group made this response to the release of the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission Report.

Proposed Criteria for Assessing Water Resource Plans under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

We propose nine criteria which we believe all Water Resource Plans and related planning instruments should meet in order to satisfy Basin Plan requirements.

Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-Year Assessment

In October 2018 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the Productivity Commission after releasing its five-year assessment draft report on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

Submission on the NSW Updated Factors for Water Recovery

In July 2018 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the New South Wales Government in relation to the consultation paper on the ‘NSW Updated factors for water recovery’ and the Water reform technical report titled ‘Derivation of LTDLE factors in NSW’ published in May.

Submission to the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission

The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission was established in January 2018 to investigate the operations and effectiveness of the Murray-Darling Basin system. The Wentworth Group put forward a submission in May 2018 to address the terms of reference of the Royal Commission.

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Requirements for SDL adjustment projects

This advice explains what is needed to ensure that state governments modify their projects in line with the Basin Plan, to restore credibility to the SDL adjustment process.

Submission to the Productivity Commission's Five-year assessment of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

In April 2018 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the Productivity Commission for the five-year assessment of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

Submission to the NSW Water Reform Action Plan

In April 2018 Wentworth Group made this submission to the NSW Water Reform Action Plan.

Advice on Basin Plan Amendment Instrument 2017 (no 1)

Advice on the 2017 Murray-Darling Basin Plan amendment to increase sustainable diversion limits for surface water by 70GL in the northern Basin and for groundwater by 160GL in three zones across the Basin.

Review of Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin

This report is the first independent and comprehensive review of water reform in the Murray-Darling Basin since the Basin Plan was agreed by the Australian Parliament in 2012.

Submission to Murray-Darling Basin Authority on Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Draft Determination

In November 2017 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority on the adjustment to the sustainable diversion limit (draft determination).

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.