Flow-MER (monitoring, evaluation and research) is now the central program managing the monitoring and evaluation of Commonwealth environmental water delivery in the Murray-Darling Basin.
This project is the second stage of two components of the Commonwealth Environment Water Holder’s (CEWO’s) Basin-wide Flow-MER Program.
Stage 2 involves the implementation of the Basin Scale Evaluation and Research Plan, which was developed in Stage 1.
Associate Prof. Wassens and Prof. Baumgartner are contributing to the research being undertaken for three of the MER program’s six Basin-wide themes; namely the ‘Biodiversity’, ‘Fish’ and the ‘Food webs & water quality’ themes.
The work of Flow-MER will support environmental water managers, demonstrate outcomes, inform adaptive management, and fulfil the legislative requirements associated with managing Commonwealth owned environmental water.