Technical and reference documents

Technical reports provide information of a technical or scientific nature and cover a range of matters pertinent to environmental protection in Western Australia. Technical reports may detail the collection, analysis and interpretation of scientific data, or describe procedures for monitoring or making measurements of environmental variables in the field.

Published Date: 31 January 1989

The Environmental Protection Authority has consistently emphasised the need to conserve wetland resources. While significant studies have been made in the south-west of Westem Australia, little is known of the inland surface waters of the semi-arid areas of the state, notably the Pilbara region.

For this reason, a study of inland waters of the Pilbara was initiated in 1983.

The results of the 1983 study have been published as 'Inland Waters of the Pilbara, Westem Australia, Part 1' (Masini, 1988).


Published Date: 31 January 1988

A study of inland surface waters of the Pilbara was begun in 1983 with the following longterm objectives:

1. To produce an inventory of permanent and ephemeral inland surface waters which identifies and documents:

(i) significant physical and biological characteristics:
(ii) land tenure:
(iii) amenity, conservation and recreational values: and
(iv) pressures arising from existing and potential land uses, human access and population centres.