Episode 18: Fiona Barron Talks About Paddock to Reef


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Fiona Barron is the Wet Tropics Coordinator of the Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting program (P2R), a world leading scientific program funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments that links on-ground practice changes by farmers to measureable improvements in water quality flowing to the Great Barrier Reef.

P2R provides information on how well Australia is progressing towards it Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan targets. It helps us assess how well our water quality projects are working and also helps us plan and prioritise future projects and services.

Podcast Timestamps

1:58 What is P2R and how does it tie into the Reef 2050 Plan?

2:58 How does it link to the Reef Report Card?

3:22 How does it link to the Regional Report Cards?

4:40 Providing a standardised framework for water quality monitoring

5.20 Broadscale monitoring across the whole Great Barrier Reef

8:25 How and why modelling is used

11:24 Current focus for P2R in the Wet Tropics

Contacts, Links & ResourcesE

Visit The Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan Website

Email Fiona Barron here.

Watch the following video to find out more about modelling:

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  1. […] Get the lowdown on how farmers’ practice changes are linked to measurable improvements in the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef from Terrain NRM’s Fiona Barron. She explains the Paddock to Reef Monitoring and Modelling Program in this PODCAST. […]

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