Water Quality

The Australian and Queensland Government released the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan in 2015 to provide an overarching framework for improving water quality to protect and manage the future health of the Reef.

It commits to achieving reductions in dissolved inorganic nitrogen by 80% and up to 50% in sediment.

The Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program measures and reports on these targets. The data on practice change is collected via the '17 Benchmarking Questions' that most growers will be familiar with.

The Sugarcane Water Quality Risk Framework outlines the relative risk of various practices on water quality. Click on the links below to find out more.

Paddock to Reef Sugarcane Water Quality Risk Framework


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