WET TROPICS MAJOR INTEGRATED PROJECT
TURNING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE INTO REEF ACTION
The Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP) is an innovative and ambitious project that is trialling a whole new approach reef water quality projects to accelerate progress towards the Reef 2050 targets.
The MIP is focusing on two water quality hot spots. Funded by the Queensland Government and designed by the community, it is farmer-centric, with landholders driving the solutions for their landscapes. A suite of initiatives are customised to individual needs.
- Placed-based strategy strategy – customised to individuals farms and local landscapes
- Trial of treatment systems including denitrification bioreactors, in-drain and landscape wetlands, high-efficiency sediment basins and riparian buffer zones
- Bridging the gap between farmers and reef water quality science with local-scale water quality monitoring
- Farm services to support farmers in exploring new solutions to improve water quality
Johnstone and Tully catchments on the Cassowary Coast, south of Cairns
Terrain is leading a consortium of 40+ partners.
This project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Reef Water Quality Program.
Achievements so far
- Unprecedented landholder engagement
- Extensive water quality monitoring program established
- 37 demonstration sites created
- New ecosystem service market developed – Reef Credits
THE PROJECT IN ACTION