Tasmania Sustainable Yields Project
The Tasmania Sustainable Yields Project has developed an assessment of the current and likely future extent and variability of surface water and groundwater resources in Tasmania.
Results from this project will help governments, industry and communities consider the environmental, social and economic aspects of the sustainable use and management of the precious water assets of Tasmania based on the best available information.
Tasmania was divided into five project regions for which assessments were undertaken:
• South Esk
• Derwent-South East
This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities under the Water for the Future initiative.
These reports examine current and future surface water and groundwater availability for the whole-of-Tasmania and for the five regions assessed as part of the Tasmania Sustainable Yields Project.
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Whole of Tasmania reports
- Water Availability for Tasmania
Report one of seven to the Australian Government, an 8-page summary of the project results for the whole project area.
- Climate change projections and impacts on runoff for Tasmania
Report two of seven to the Australian Government, a 20-page report examining climate and runoff for the whole of Tasmania.
Region reports have been prepared for the following five project regions for which assessments of surface water, groundwater and ecology were undertaken:
- Water availability for the Arthur-Inglis-Cam region
Report three of seven to the Australian Government, a 28-page report.
- Water availability for the Mersey-Forth region
Report four of seven to the Australian Government, a 32-page report.
- Water availability for the Pipers-Ringarooma region
Report five of seven to the Australian Government, a 32-page report.
- Water availability for the South Esk region
Report six of seven to the Australian Government, a 28-page report.
- Water availability for the Derwent-South East region
Report seven of seven to the Australian Government, a 28-page report.
A glossary is available: Water-related terminology for Tasmania: glossary, acronyms and units of measure.
The following supporting documents were developed as part of the Tasmania Sustainable Yields Project:
- Description of project methods
- Estimating the water yield of Tasmania under a changing climate [pdf · 2mb]background brochure
- Water-related terminology for Tasmania: glossary, acronyms and units of measure.
The following documents and sites provide background information in relation to the Tasmania Sustainable Yields Project:
- Diffuse groundwater recharge modelling across Tasmania
- The Tasmanian River Condition Index Reference Manual describes the Flow Stress Ranking used in the Ecological impacts of water availability for Tasmania report produced by the Tasmania Sustainable Yields Project
- Further information on proposed irrigation development schemes is available from the Tasmanian Irrigation Development Board
- Updates on climate projections for Tasmania are available from Climate Futures for Tasmania
- Further information on forest expansion estimates is available from Private Forests Tasmania.