The Australian National Aquatic Ecosystems (ANAE) classification of the Murray-Darling Basin
The Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem (ANAE) classification of the Murray-Darling Basin was developed to provide consistent cross-jurisdictional support for adaptive management of aquatic ecosystems with specific relevance to the management of Commonwealth environmental water. The ANAE classification integrates the best available mapping data combined with simple rules to define ecosystem types using a small number of relevant attributes (e.g. water regime, water source, salinity, landform and dominant vegetation).
The classification is currently used by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO) to support monitoring, evaluation and adaptive management of water resources in the Basin.
Clients: the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO) supported by the Basin States.
- The Aquatic Ecosystems Toolkit Module 2: Interim Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem (ANAE) Classification Framework
- CEWO website: Interim Classification of Aquatic Ecosystems in the Murray-Darling Basin (2014)
- Brooks, S (2017). Classification of aquatic ecosystems in the Murray-Darling Basin: 2017 update. Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, Canberra.
- Brooks S, Cottingham P, Butcher R, Hale J. (2014). Interim classification of aquatic ecosystems in the Murray-Darling Basin: Stage 2 report. Peter Cottingham & Associates report to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office and Murray-Darling Basin Authority. Canberra.