Using geomorphology in river management

linking policy with on-the-ground actions through applications of the River Styles framework in NSW

Allan Raine, Kirstie Fryirs, Gary Brierley, Clayton Miller, Nick Cook, David Outhet, Michael Healey, Lucy Dobbs

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    The River Styles framework (Brierley and Fryirs, 2000, 2005) is a geomorphic tool that feeds scientific information into river management applications and prioritization, striving to ensure that actions reflect the values of a given place. Some recent developments in the use of the River Styles framework in New South Wales, Australia are reported here. Firstly, policy links to on-the‐ground Activities are explored, highlighting ways in which a physical landscape template provides an integrating platform for catchment action planning, water management planning, vegetation management, water quality assessment, conservation and rehabilitation planning and implementation, and monitoring programs. These applications build upon fragility index that combines concerns for common values, system condition and risk. Secondly, extensions to a the River Styles framework that support management of urban streams are outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Australian Stream Management Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationManaging for Extremes, Canberra, 6-8 February, 2012
    EditorsJames R. Grove, Ian Rutherford
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherRiver Basin Management Society
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9780734047625
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventAustralian Stream Management Conference (6th : 2012) - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 6 Feb 20128 Feb 2012


    ConferenceAustralian Stream Management Conference (6th : 2012)
    CityCanberra, Australia


    • River Styles
    • geomorphology
    • natural resources management
    • reference reaches
    • policy
    • urban streams
    • monitoring
    • adaptive management

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