Central Slopes NRM Collection


Building Resilient NRM Communities in the Central Slopes Region

 This collection contains materials produced by the Central Slopes Cluster of the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Research Grants Program.  The Program aims to improve the capacity of regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisations in Australia to plan for climate change.

 This program was developed as part of the Australian Government's Regional NRM Planning for Climate Change Fund. The aim of the project was to deliver quality information and support to assist the natural resource management organisations of the Central Slopes Cluster in planning responses to climate change. 

 The consortium was led by the University of Southern Queensland (Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments) in collaboration with its partners the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage; the QLD Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the University of Canberra (Institute for Applied Ecology).  The data and information products were developed in partnership with the regional natural resource management bodies of the Central Slopes - Condamine Alliance, Queensland Murray Darling Committee, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services (then Border Rivers-Gwydir CMA), Central West Local Land Services (then Central West CMA) and the North West Local Land Services (then Namoi CMA).

 Information was delivered to support decisions in the following priority areas:

  • Assessing the land-use management impacts on carbon and associated co-benefits
  • Understanding the impacts on and opportunities for agricultural production in the region
  • Understanding the likely impacts on the natural resource base and land management issues
  • Understanding the impacts of climate change on the riparian, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
  • A Climate Risk Management Matrix for the Central Slopes with key adaptation strategies for the consideration.
  • A legacy of discoverable and accessible information with the data and information produced made available through TerraNova.

 

About Central Slopes: The cluster is located on the western side of the Great Dividing Range and is dominated by landforms such as tablelands, slopes and plains. The Central Slopes regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisations in Queensland are the Queensland Murray Darling Committee (the Border Rivers and Maranoa-Balonne catchments) and the Condamine Alliance (Condamine catchment); and in New South Wales the former Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) for the Border Rivers-Gwydir, the Namoi and the Central West. In January 2014, the CMA regions of NSW were re-aligned to form the new Local Land Services (LLS) regions.The North West, Northern Tablelands, Central West and Central Tablelands LLS regions all have areas included within the Central Slopes cluster.


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Repository ItemAPSIM output for climate change scenarios
Output from APSIM climate change simulations for monoculture wheat; monoculture sorghum; opportunity wheat and sorghum; and rainfed and furrow irrigated cotton.
Repository ItemClimate analogues
Data are provided to help identify possible climate analogue years for the region. The climate analogues are based on temperature and precipitation for annual, winter, and summer analogues.
Repository ItemHistorical extreme events in the Central Slope Cluster
This selection of data from the Central Slopes region details historical trends in extreme daily minimum and maximum temperatures and daily precipitation.
Repository ItemEndnote Ecological Research Library
Central Slopes Endnote Ecological Research Library
Repository ItemSurface Runoff (Observed Climate) – Central Slopes NRM Region
Map of surface runoff (mm/year) under observed climate scenario, modelled using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), covering the Central Slopes NRM region
Repository ItemSurface Runoff (Climate Change Scenario) – Central Slopes NRM Region
Map of surface runoff (mm/year) under climate change scenario (2030), modelled using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), covering the Central Slopes NRM region.
Repository ItemSediment Yield (Observed Climate) – Central Slopes NRM Region
Map of sediment yield (tons/ha/year) under observed climate scenario, modelled using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), covering the Central Slopes NRM region
Repository ItemSediment Yield (Climate Change Scenario) – Central Slopes NRM Region
Map of sediment yield (tons/ha/year) under climate change scenario (2030), modelled using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), covering the Central Slopes NRM region
Repository ItemBiomass (Observed Climate) – Central Slopes NRM Region
Map of aboveground biomass (tons/ha/year) under observed climate scenario, modelled using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), covering the Central Slopes NRM region
Repository ItemBiomass (Climate Change Scenario) – Central Slopes NRM Region
Map of aboveground biomass (tons/ha/year) under climate change scenario (2030), modelled using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), covering the Central Slopes NRM region
Repository ItemClimate Risk Management Matrices (Cropping)
The Climate Risk Management Matrix approach developed by the Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence has been applied to support adaptation decisions in the grazing and horticulture sectors. Draft matrices have been developed to support enterprise level planning across the cropping lands of the Central Slopes.
Repository Item text/texmacsCentral Slopes Cluster Report - Climate Change in Australia Projections for Australia’s Natural Resource Management Regions: Cluster Reports
This report presents projections of future climate for Central Slopes based on our current understanding of the climate system, historical trends and model simulations of the climate response to changing greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions. The report aims to assist regional decision-makers in understanding the important messages deduced from climate change projection modelling.
Repository ItemCentral Slopes - Climate Change in Australia - Projections for Australia's NRM Regions [brochure]
One of a set of brochures that summarises key climate change projections for each of the eight NRM clusters. The brochures are a useful tool for community engagement.


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