Catchment managers face many challenges trying to deliver good water quality amid a complex mix of competing demands. Deciding which modelling tools can help and how they should be used should not be one of the challenges.
The CaMMP community forum, through a series of workshops, examined a wide range of questions related to Catchment Management for Water Quality and consolidated the issues and concerns into four high-level general concerns, each with a subset of more specific issues. These concerns and issues were expressed as the questions below, and were used to define a series of case studies illustrating potential solutions using integrated modelling approaches.
Select the question(s) below that are most relevant to your problems or concerns to identify the CaMMP models and case studies that may help in their solution. Use the other resources on the platform to get more details about those that interest you.
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What is the effect of different land management interventions on water quality?
Will the outcome be affected by future conditions of climate change or land use change?
Case Study 4
Will what I’m planning on doing be cost-effective?
Will what I’m doing provide secondary or wider benefits in the catchment for carbon, biodiversity or other ecosystem functions?
Case Study 1
Can I transfer these measures or approaches to other catchments? Will they be less or more effective?
Can I transfer conclusions on how well land management works from the catchment to the national scale?
Is the answer sensitive to the quality and quantity of input data?
Is the answer sensitive to different models?
How different are the answers from different models?
Case Study 1
Improved access to and integration among data and models to address key questions in catchment management for water quality and wider ecosystem services, providing a more holistic view to inform scientific understanding and policy development.