The five-year Reef 2050 Water Quality Research, Development and Innovation Strategy 2017-2022 (PDF, 1.4MB) (RDI Strategy) is a joint action of the Queensland and Australian governments to support and direct the following objectives:

  • achieve the targets and objectives of the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan
  • prioritise the knowledge needs identified through the 2017 Scientific Consensus Statement and stakeholder consultation
  • encourage increased collaboration, innovation, knowledge creation and knowledge implementation.

Given the increased urgency for improving water quality for the Reef – with regards to climate impacts – the vision for this RDI Strategy is to ensure that knowledge creation through research and development is focused, practical and readily implemented into policy, programs and on-ground management to get the most effective outcomes in the most efficient way.