Information and research

Improved practices catalogue

The Improved Practices Catalogue which is an online resource for farmers in the Great Barrier Reef catchments is available on the Queensland Government's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website here. The catalogue highlights a number of key practices and aggregates the evidence both for the benefits to water quality with the economic costs and benefits.

Farming in reef catchments

Information about farming in reef catchments is available on the Queensland Government's website  here.

Reef Plan 2013

The 2013 Reef Water Quality Protection Plan outlines the Queensland and Australian Government's joint commitment to improving the quality of water flowing into the Reef.

An annual report card measures progress towards Reef Plan’s goals and targets.

Reef 2050 Plan

The Reef 2050 Plan is the overarching framework for protecting and managing the Great Barrier Reef from 2015 to 2050.

Land use impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

The 2013 Scientific Consensus Statement which has information about land use impacts on Great Barrier Reef water quality and ecosystem condition is available here.

Water quality fact sheets

For information about the crown-of-thorns starfish and the impact of nutrients, pesticides and sediments on water quality, have a look at the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre's water quality fact sheets below.