Delivering a Strategic Approach for Identifying Water-Dependent Ecosystems at Risk
Claire Harding and Paul O'Connor, Science, Monitoring and Information Division
Government of South Australia (Department for Water)
This Technical Report is a preliminary assessment of risk to water-dependent ecosystems in South Australia from groundwater extraction.
This report provides for a strategic framework to identify vulnerable water-dependent ecosystems as well as key sources of risk, and tools to guide sustainable and appropriate water resource development in South Australia. This will to assist in defining environmental water requirements and securing environmental water provisions for water-dependent ecosystems.
This report also identifies priority data and knowledge gaps that can inform how future work can be targeted to improve the spatial accuracy and confidence in the risk assessment.