Local Scale Monitoring Methods & Equipment

Water monitoring efforts are adding to a bank of information about how,
when and where nutrients, sediments and pesticides are moving. Together with farmers, it helps us understand, track and respond.

Prior to the MIP, landholders could only access data collected at the end of the river system, with influence from lots of different land uses. Now monitoring happens at different spatial scales, and different sampling techniques and equipment are used depending on what we’re trying to find out:

  • Paddock monitoring  (runoff monitoring and shallow groundwater monitoring) to help understand how different management practices affect water quality.
  • Sub catchment monitoring (routine monitoring and event-based monitoring) to track how water quality changes as it moves down the creek system through different land uses and land types.
  • End of catchment monitoring to track the long term trends in water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.

Download our Local Scale Monitoring brochure to learn more.