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The RESTORE Tool, developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, is a decision-making tool to support the repair of urban waterways.
It is an Excel-based assessment tool that guides users through a series of questions at site and catchment scale that describe the urban and natural setting. Answers to these questions inform prioritisation of the 9 ecological components that underpin waterway health: hydrology, geomorphology, longitudinal, lateral and vertical connectivity, riparian zones, physico–chemical water quality, nutrient water quality and biota. Supporting fact sheets identify potential recovery actions.
This session will guide users through the use of the tool, discussing issues with the gathering of information and application to a range of sites and contexts.
It will be presented by the creator of the tool Dr Leah Beesley, from the University of Western Australia.
Dr Leah Beesley is an aquatic ecologist specialising in conservation and restoration and is particularly interested in the science-management interface. Leah has over 20 years’ experience and works on diverse systems ranging from urban drains to large free-flowing rivers. She has worked in the Murray Darling Basin, the Pilbara, the Kimberley and the South West.
More information is available here. https://watersensitivecities.org.au/restore-tool/
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