Assessing Management Needs for the Edwards-Wakool River System - (Minor consultancy 500.16)
MDFRC Consultancy Report
A series of fish deaths in the Edwards-Wakool River System during the summer and autumn of 2009 has highlighted the need to understand the linkages between hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality to minimise adverse water quality events into the future. This is especially important as flows into the system are likely to be changed into the future as a direct result of both climate change and the subsequent competing requirements for the reduced water resource. In order to begin to asses the knowledge needed to underpin ecologically defensible flows in the Edwards-Wakool system in the future, the first of a series of workshops was convened by the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre on 20th May 2009. The first workshop was directed specifically towards Agencies with a direct interest in the delivery of either water and/or ecological outcomes in the region. The objective of this minor consultancy is to Identify workshop outcomes and flow needs for the Edwards-Wakool River System.
MDFRC funding agency: Department of Water and Energy, NSW
MDFRC client: Department of Water and Energy, NSW (now Office of Water)