The five-year Reef 2050 Water Quality Research, Development and Innovation Strategy 2017-2022 (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 the back-to-back bleaching events and severe cyclones – 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.
The Scientific Consensus Statement and RDI Strategy inform the work of many Great Barrier Reef research programs.
- Reef Water Quality Science Program
This program aims to help producers better manage agricultural lands and minimise their impacts upon the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
- Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program
Paddock to Reef is a monitoring and modelling program that tracks the progress of practice change and provides data for the Reef water quality report card.
- National Environmental Science Program (NESP) - Tropical Water Quality Hub
The Tropical Water Quality Hub’s research is providing innovative research for practical solutions to maintain and improve tropical water quality from catchment to coast.
- Last reviewed
- 8 July 2022
- Last updated
- 9 December 2020