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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trials of Environmental Asset Condition Accounts in Australia

Peter Cosier and Carla Sbrocchi presented to the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting in Rio de Janeiro.

Capturing Science in Accounts

Prof Bruce Thom presented to the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Completing the Picture – Environmental Accounting in Practice Conference in Melbourne.

Regional Trials of Environmental Asset Condition Accounting in Australia

Peter Cosier and Carla Sbrocchi presented at an Australian Bureau of Statistics conference.

Analysis of Groundwater in the 2011 Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Once water is allocated to consumption, it is very difficult to return it to the environment.

Caring for Our Coasts?

Prof Bruce Thom delivered the Keynote Address at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference, "Caring for Our Coasts?" in Hobart on 6 March 2012.

Accounting for the Condition of Environmental Assets

A paper presented to the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental Accounting at the Technical Meeting on Ecosystem Accounts in London.

A Common Currency for Building Environmental (Ecosystem) Accounts

Peter Cosier and Jane McDonald presented to the 16th London Group on Environmental Accounting in Santiago, Chile.

Sustainable Diversions in the Murray-Darling Basin

This report seeks to identify the scale of reductions in diversions required within each of the 18 catchments of the Basin.