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Murray-Darling Basin publications

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project.

Book chapters and monographs

Young WJ, Kingsford RT, 2006, ‘Flow variability in large unregulated dryland rivers’, In: Ecology of Desert Rivers, Kingsford R (ed), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. doi: 10.2277/0521818257.

Young WJ, 2001, ‘Landscapes, climates and flow regimes’, In: Rivers as Ecological Systems – the Murray-Darling Basin, Young WJ (ed), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, (ISBN 1 876830 03 4), pp135-171.

Young WJ, 2001, ‘Algae, bacteria and fungi’, In: Rivers as Ecological Systems – the Murray-Darling Basin, Young WJ (ed), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, (ISBN 1 876830 03 4), pp173-185.

Young WJ, 2001, ‘Invertebrates large and small’, In: Rivers as Ecological Systems – the Murray-Darling Basin, Young WJ (ed), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, (ISBN 1 876830 03 4), pp223-228.

Young WJ, Hillman TJ, 2001, ‘The Murray River to the Darling Junction’, In: Rivers as Ecological Systems – the Murray-Darling Basin, Young WJ (ed), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, (ISBN 1 876830 03 4), pp101-118.

Young WJ, Schiller CB, Roberts J, Hillman TJ, 2001, ‘The rivers of the Basin and how they work’, In: Rivers as Ecological Systems – the Murray-Darling Basin, Young WJ (ed), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, (ISBN 1 876830 03 4), pp3-43.

Young WJ, Schiller CB, Harris JH, Roberts J, Hillman TJ, 2001, ‘River flow, processes, habitats and river life’, In: Rivers as Ecological Systems – the Murray-Darling Basin, Young WJ (ed), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, (ISBN 1 876830 03 4), pp45-99.

Roberts J, Young WJ, Marston FM, 2000, Estimating the water requirements for plants of floodplain wetlands: a guide, Occasional Paper 04/00, Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, (ISBN 0 642 76024 1), 110pp.

Booty WG, Young WJ, Lam DCL, Whigham PA, Wong IWS, Cuddy SM, Brown K, Farley TF, 1999, ‘Assessment of Ecological Responses to Environmental Flow Regimes using a Decision Support System Framework’, Environmental Software Systems, 3: 204-212.

Young WJ, 1999, ‘Hydrologic descriptions of semi-arid rivers: an ecological perspective’, In: A Free-flowing River: the Ecology of the Paroo River, Kingsford RT (ed), NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, pp79-96.

Young WJ, Booty WG, Whigham PA, Lam DCL, 1999, ‘Integrated assessments of river health using decision support software’, Environmental Software Systems, 3: 195-203.

Davis JR, Young WJ, 1998, ‘A decision support system for planning environmental flows’, In: Restoration of Degraded Rover Systems: Challenges, Issues and Experiences, Loucks DP (ed), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp357-376.

Young WJ, Roberts J, Ressel V, 1998, ‘Modelling water allocations for wetlands in a decision support system’. In: Wetlands for the Future, McComb AJ, Davis JA (eds), Gleneagles Publishing, Adelaide, Australia, pp87-96.

Cuddy SM, Young WJ, Davis JR, Farley TFN, 1997, ‘Trialing the Catchment Management Support System in the Murrumbidgee catchment, New South Wales’, In: Managing Algal Blooms – Outcomes from CSIRO’s Multi-Divisional Blue-Green Algal Program, Davis JR (ed), CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia, pp103-113.

Young WJ, Lam DCL, Ressel V, Wong IW, 1997, ‘Development of an Environmental Flows Decision Support System’, In: Environmental Software Systems, Denzer R, Swayne DA, Schimak G (eds), Chapman and Hall, London, 2: 87-94.

Cullen PC, Doolan J, Harris J, Humphries P, Thoms M, Young WJ, 1996, ‘Environmental Allocations – the Ecological Imperatives’, In: Managing Australia’s Inland Waters – Roles for Science and Technology. Paper prepared for the Prime Minister’s Science and Engineering Council, Department of Industry, Science and Technology, 030/96, Commonwealth of Australia, (ISBN 0 642 25878 3).

Journal papers

Likens G, Walker K, Davies P, Brookes J, Olley J, Young W, Thoms M, Lake S, Gawne B, Davis J, Arthington A, Thompson R, Oliver R, Doolan J, 2009, ‘Ecosystem science: toward a new paradigm for managing Australia’s inland aquatic ecosystems’, Marine and Freshwater Research, In press.

Norris RH, Prosser IP, Young WJ, Liston P, Bauer N, Davies N, Dyer F, Linke S, Thoms M, 2006, ‘Very broad-scale assessments of human impacts on river condition’, Freshwater Biology, 52: 959-976.

Wilkinson SN, Young WJ, De Rose RC, 2006, ‘Regionalizing mean annual flow and daily flow variability for basin-scale sediment and nutrient modelling’, Hydrological Processes, 20: 2769-2786.

Young WJ, Brandis K, Kingsford R, 2006, ‘Modelling monthly streamflows in two Australian dryland rivers: matching model complexity to spatial scale and data availability’, Journal of Hydrology, In press.

Young WJ, Chessman BC, Erskine WD, Raadik TA, Wimbush DJ, Tilleard J, Jakeman AJ, Varley I, Verhoeven TJ, 2004, ‘Improving expert panel assessments through the use of a composite river condition index – the case of the rivers affected by the Snowy Mountains hydro-Electric Scheme, Australia’, River Research and Applications, 20: 1-18.

Prosser IP, Rutherfurd ID, Olley JM, Young WJ, Wallbrink PJ, Moran CJ, 2001, ‘Large-scale patterns and processes of erosion and sediment transport in river networks, with examples from Australia’, Marine and Freshwater Research, 52: 81-99.

Whigham PA, Young WJ, 2001, ‘Modelling river and floodplain interactions for ecological response’, Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 33: 635-647.

Young WJ, Olley JM, Prosser IP, Warner RF, 2001, ‘Relative changes in sediment supply and sediment transport capacity in a bedrock-controlled river’, Water Resources Research, 37: 3307-3320.

Young WJ, Lam DCL, Ressel V, Wong IW, 2000, ‘Development of an environmental flows decision support system’, Environmental Modelling and Software, 15: 257-265.

Davis JR, Farley TFN, Young WJ, Cuddy SM, 1998, ‘The experience of using a decision support system for nutrient management in Australia’, Water Science and Technology, 37: 209-216.

Rizzoli AE, Young WJ, 1997, ‘Delivering environmental decision support systems: software tools and techniques’, Environmental Modelling and Software, 12: 237-250.

Young WJ, Marston FM, Davis JR, 1997, ‘NEXSYS: An Expert System for Estimating Diffuse Source Nutrient Export Rates’, AI Applications, 11: 11-18.

Warburton J, Davies TRH, Griffith GH, Hoey TB, Young WJ, 1996, ‘Future prospects for the use of hydraulic models in the management of New Zealand braided gravel bed rivers’, Journal of Hydrology (N.Z.), 35: 287-302.

Young WJ, Marston FM, Davis JR, 1996, ‘Nutrient exports and land use in Australian catchments’, Journal of Environmental Management, 47:165-183.

Young WJ, Warburton J, 1996, ‘Principles and practices of hydraulic modelling of braided gravel-bed rivers’, Journal of Hydrology (N.Z.), 35: 175-194.

Young WJ, Farley TFN, Davis JR, 1995, ‘Nutrient management at the catchment scale using a decision support system’, Water Science Technology, 32: 227-282.

Young WJ, 1992, ‘Clarification of the criteria used for identifying near-bed flow regimes’, Freshwater Biology, 28: 383-391.

Young WJ, 1992, ‘Field techniques for the classification of near-bed flow regimes’, Freshwater Biology, 29: 377-383.

Young WJ, Davies TRH, 1991, ‘Bedload transport processes in a braided gravel bed river model’, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 16: 499-511.

Young WJ, 1991, ‘Flume study of the hydraulic effects of large woody debris in lowland rivers’, Regulated Rivers: Research and Management, 6: 203-211.

Young WJ, Davies TRH, 1990, ‘Prediction of bedload transport rates in braided rivers a hydraulic model study’, New Zealand Journal of Hydrology, 29: 75-92.

Refereed Conference Papers

Chiew FHS, Vaze J, Viney NR, Perraud J-M, Teng J, Jordan PW, Kirono D, Young WJ, 2008, Estimation of Impact of Climate Change and Development on Runoff Across the Murray-Darling Basin’, Water Down Under, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Adelaide, April 2008.

Young WJ, Podger G, Walker GR, Chiew FHS, 2008, ‘Integrated Assessment of the Likely Impacts of Climate Change and Future Development on Water Availability and Use in the Murray-Darling Basin’, Water Down Under, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Adelaide, April 2008.

Young WJ, Ogden RW, Prosser IP, Hughes AO, 2002, ‘Predicting channel type from catchment and hydrological variables’, In: The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems, Dyer FJ, Thoms MC, Olley JM (eds), IAHS Publ., 276: 53-60.

Ogden R, Young WJ, 2001, ‘Prediction of river bed sediment size as a function of stream power and channel confinement in the Murrumbidgee catchment above Wagga Wagga’, In: Proceedings of the Third Australian Stream Management Conference, Rutherfurd I, Sheldon F, Brierley G, Kenyon C (eds), Brisbane, Australia, 2: 477-482.

Prosser IP, Young WJ, Rustomji P, Hughes A, Moran C, 2001, ‘A model of river sediment budgets as an element of river health assessment’, In: Proceedings of MODSIM 2001 – International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Canberra, Australia.

Prosser IP, Hughes AO, Rustomji P, Young WJ, Moran C, 2001, ‘Predictions of the sediment regime of Australian rivers’, In: Proceedings of the Third Australian Stream Management Conference, Rutherfurd I, Sheldon F, Brierley G, Kenyon C (eds), Brisbane, Australia, 2: 529-535.

Young WJ, Ogden R, Prosser IP, Hughes AO, 2001, ‘Predicting river channel type from flow and sediment regime attributes’, In: Proceedings of MODSIM 2001 – International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Canberra, Australia, pp855-860.

Young WJ, Prosser IP, 2001, ‘Modelling long-term average nutrient loads in large-scale river networks’, In: Proceedings of the Third Australian Stream Management Conference, Rutherfurd I, Sheldon F, Brierley G, Kenyon C (eds), Brisbane, Australia, 2: 701-707.

Young WJ, Dyer F, Thoms MC, 2001, ‘An index of river hydrology change for use in assessing river condition’, In: Proceedings of the Third Australian Stream Management Conference, Rutherfurd I, Sheldon F, Brierley G, Kenyon C (eds), Brisbane, Australia, 2: 695-700.

Young WJ, Verhoeven TJ, Chessman BC, Erskine W, Jakeman A, Raadik T, Tilleard J, Varley I, Wimbush D, 2000, ‘Assessing the current and future environmental conditions of riverine environments’, In: Proceedings of the World Water Congress, Melbourne, Australia, (CD-ROM).

Young WJ, 1999, ‘The Ecology-Flows Handbook and The Environmental Flows Decision Support System’, In: Proceedings of the Strategic Investigations and Eduction Forum, Jones PA (ed), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, pp165-172.

Davis JR, Farley TFN, Young WJ, Cuddy SM, 1998, ‘The experience of using a decision support system for nutrient management in Australia’, Proceedings of the Specialist Symposium on Eutrophication Research, Wageningen, Netherlands, pp323-334.

Young WJ, Booty WG, Cuddy SM, Farley TF, Lam DC, Whigham PA, 1998, ‘Ecological and hydrological assessments of environmental flow regimes using decision support software’, Proceedings of an International Conference: Assessing the Ecological Integrity of Running Waters, Vienna, Austria.

Banens RJ, Lovett S, Young WJ, 1997, ‘The Environmental Flows Decision Support Program’, In: Proceedings of the 1996 Riverine Environment Research Forum, Banens RJ, Lehane R (eds), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, pp77-84.

Whigham PA, Young WJ, Scott AC, 1997, ‘Modelling river and floodplain interactions for ecological response’, Proceedings of the International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM), Hobart, Australia, 1: 417-421.

Young WJ, Scott AC, Schiller CB, Hillman TJ, 1997, ‘An “Ecology-Flows” handbook for environmental water managers’, In: Proceedings of the Third River Environment Research Forum of the MDBC Natural Resource Management Strategy, Banens RJ, Crabb P (eds), Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, pp83-86.

Young WJ, Argent RM, 1997, ‘Integration and adoption of research and development in watershed management in Australia: the role of decision support systems’, Proceedings of the Fifth National Watershed Conference, Reno, Nevada, pp39-44.

Young WJ, 1996, ‘Laboratory investigations of near-bed hydraulics in a reconstructed cobble-bed stream section’, Proceedings of Ecohydraulics 2000, Quebec City, Canada, A: 203-213.

Young WJ, Davis JR, 1995, ‘Proposed environmental flows decision support system’, Invited Paper In: Proceedings of MODSIM ’95: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Newcastle, Australia, 1: 200-206.

Young WJ, Davis JR, Farley TF, 1995, ‘Nutrient management at the catchment scale using a decision support system’, In: Proceedings of the International Specialised Conference on River Basin Management for Sustainable Development, 2: Paper 41.

Davis JR, Young WJ, Marston FM, 1994, ‘Expert parameter estimation: capturing expertise about nutrient generation rates’, In: Proceedings of the Resource Technology Conference, pp222-231.

Young WJ, Verhoeven TJ, Cuddy SM, 1994, ‘Nutrient management at a catchment scale’, In: Proceedings of the International Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, 2: 79-83.

Technical reports

Chiew FHS, Vaze J, Viney NR, Jordan PW, Perraud J-M, Zhang L, Teng J, Young WJ, Penaarancibia J, Morden RA, Freebairn A, Austin J, Hill PI, Wiesenfeld CR, Murphy R, 2008, ‘Rainfall-runoff modelling across the Murray-Darling Basin’, A technical report from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project to the Australian Government.

Chiew FHS, Teng J, Kirono D, Frost AJ, Bathols JM, Vaze J, Viney NR, Young WJ, Hennessy KJ, Cai WJ, 2008, ‘Climate data for hydrologic scenario modelling across the Murray-Darling Basin’, A technical report from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project to the Australian Government.

Young WJ, 2005, ‘Environmental Flow Assessments in River Basin Management: a Review of International Best Practice’, Unpublished paper of the Environmental Flows Window of the Bank-Netherlands Water Partnership Program (World Bank), 17pp.

Young WJ, 2004, ‘Water Allocation and Environmental Flows in Lake Basin Management’, Lake Basin Management Initiative – Thematic Paper, 23pp.

De Rose RC, Prosser IP, Wilkinson LJ, Hughes AO, Young WJ, 2003, ‘Regional Patterns of Erosion and Sediment and Nutrient Transport in the Goulburn and Broken River Catchments, Victoria’, CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 11/03: 54pp.

Olley JM, Young WJ, Caitcheon G, Chafer C, 2003, ‘Nutrients in the Wingecarribee catchment’, In: Targeting rectification action in the Wingecarribee catchment – a collaborative consultancy with the Sydney Catchment Authority, Olley JM, Deere D (eds), CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 47/03: 47-46.

Olley JM, Young WJ, Caitcheon G, Hughes AO, Prosser IP, Beavis S, Chafer C, Kreogh M, Wasson R, 2003, ‘Sediment sources’, In: Targeting rectification action in the Wingecarribee catchment – a collaborative consultancy with the Sydney Catchment Authority, Olley JM, Deere D (eds), CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 47/03: 25-42.

DeRose RC, Prosser IP, Wilkinson LJ, Hughes AO, Young WJ, 2002, ‘Regional Patterns of Erosion and Sediment and Nutrient Transport in the Mary River Catchment, Queensland’, CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 37/02.

Moran C, Bormans M, Cox J, Hairsine P, Oliver R, Olley J, Wallbrink P, Young W, 2001, ‘Sediment and nutrient transport and budgeting’, CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 20/01: 32pp.

Moran CJ, Dovers S, Marcar N, Doherty M, Shaw R, Batley G, Burke J, Creighton C, Dyson P, Evans R, Jolly I, Milligan A, Veitch S, Young WJ, 2001, ‘Development of interim national standards for surface water and salinity: Expert support and technical advice to Working Group on Natural Resource Management Standards’, CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 42/01: 67pp.

Norris RH, Prosser IP, Young WJ, Liston P, Bauer N, Davies N, Dyer F, Linke S, Thoms MC, 2001, ‘The assessment of river condition (ARC): an audit of the ecological condition of Australian rivers’, Technical report from the CRC for Freshwater Ecology and CSIRO Land and Water to the National Land and Water Resources Audit, Canberra.

Norris RH, Liston P, Davies N, Coysh J, Dyer F, Linke S, Prosser I, Young W, 2001, ‘Snapshot of the Murray-Darling Basin river condition’, Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission, from Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology and CSIRO Land and Water, 57pp.

Prosser I, Rustomji P, Young WJ, Moran C, Hughes A, 2001, ‘Constructing river basin sediment budgets for the National Land and Water Resources Audit’, CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 15/01: 36pp.

Young WJ, Rustomji P, Hughes AO, Wilkins D, 2001, Regionalisations of flow variables used in modelling riverine material transport in the National Land and Water Resources Audit. CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report 36/01. 24pp.

Young WJ, Prosser IP, Hughes AO, 2001, ‘Modelling nutrient loads in large-scale river networks for the National Land and Water Resources Audit’, CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 12/01: 24pp.

Young WJ, Cuddy SM, Marston FM, Farley TFN, 1999, ‘Environmental Flows Decision Support System. Volume 1 – System Description’, CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 11/99: 79pp.

Young WJ, Cuddy SM, Marston FM, Farley TFN, 1999, ‘Environmental Flows Decision Support System. Volume 2 – Technical Supplement’, CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report, 11/99: 70pp.

Davis JR, Young WJ, Cuddy SM, 1996, ‘CMSS tutorial book’, CSIRO Division of Water Resources, Technical Memorandum, 96.1: 83pp.

Young WJ, Davis JR, Bowmer KB, Fairweather PG, 1995, ‘The feasibility of a Decision Support System for environmental flows. Final Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission’, CSIRO Consultancy Report, 95/19.

O’Loughlin EM, Young WJ, Molloy JD, 1992, ‘Urban Stormwater: Impacts on the Environment. Report to the Honourable Ros Kelly, Minister for Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories’, CSIRO Consultancy Report, 92/29.

Young WJ, Chessman B, Erskine W, Jakeman A, Raadik T, Tilleard J, Varley I, Wimbush D, Verhoeven J, 1988, ‘Environmental assessment method for the rivers in the area of interest of the Snowy Water Inquiry’, In: Resource Materials – Appendix to the Final Report of the Snowy Water Inquiry, Anon., 44pp.

Consultancy reports

Jones GJ, Arthington AH, Gawne B, Hilman T, Kingsford RT, Thoms MC, Walker KF, Young WJ, 2003, ‘Ecological Assessment of Environmental Flow Points for River Murray System’, Interim report of the Scientific Reference Panel to the Murray Darling Basin Commission, 164pp.

Young WJ, Scott AC, Cuddy SM, Rennie BA, 2003, ‘Murray Flow Assessment Tool – A Technical Description’, A CSIRO report to the CRC for Freshwater Ecology, 81pp.

Young WJ, Evans R, Olley J, Milham N, Robertson A, Smith C, 2002, Expert Panel Report: The ‘Natural Farming Sequence’, Tarwyn Park, Upper Bylong Valley, New South Wales. A report prepared for the Hon. John Anderson MP, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, 12pp.

Young WJ, Erskine WD, Growns IO, Harris JH, Jacobs S, 2001, Recommendations for environmental flows in the Woronora River below Woronora Dam, Expert Panel report to the Sydney Catchment Authority, 12pp.

Young WJ, Brock MA, Chessman BC, Gehrke PC, Maher WA, Marr A, Olley JM, Warner RM, 2000, ‘Assessments of river condition under the current flow regime and proposed flow regimes in the lower Coxs River, New South Wales’, CSIRO Land and Water Consultancy Report, 00/23: 34pp.

Young WJ, 2000, ‘Knowledge Gaps Arising from the Ecology-Flows Study’, CSIRO Land and Water Consultancy Report for the Murray-Darling Basin Commission, 8/00: 21pp.

Young WJ, 1999, ‘Bega River expert panel report to the Healthy Rivers Commission of New South Wales’, CSIRO Land and Water Consultancy Report, 99/91: 21pp.

Young WJ, 1999, ‘Woronora River expert panel report to the Healthy Rivers Commission of New South Wales’, CSIRO Land and Water Consultancy Report, 99/92: 22pp.

Publications edited

Global Change NewsLetter, No.s 55-65 (2003-06).

IGAC 2006, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy, IGBP Report No. 56, IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm, 44pp.

IGBP 2006, _International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy. IGBP Report No. 55, IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm, 76pp.

iLEAPS 2005, Integrated Land Ecosystem–Atmosphere Processes Study: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy, IGBP Report No. 54, IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm, 48pp.

GLP 2005, Global Land Project: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy, IGBP Report No. 53 / IHDP Report No. 19, IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm, 64pp.

IMBER 2005, Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy, IGBP Report No. 52, IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm, 76pp.

LOICZ 2005, Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy, IGBP Report No. 51 / IHDP Report No. 18, IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm, 60pp.

SOLAS 2004, The Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy, IGBP Report No. 50, IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm, 88pp.

Young WJ, 2001, Rivers as Ecological Systems: the Murray-Darling Basin, Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Canberra, 336pp. (ISBN 1 876830 03 4)