To better understand the land and water of their catchment, Wendonside Incorporated Society are engaging with Land & Water Science to understand the physiography of the landscape. With the help of Macroinvertebrate Community Index (MCI) testing they will be able to put in place long-term mitigation strategies for the catchment and at farm level.
The project covers the entire 27,000-hectare catchment of Wendonside and will provide findings at a paddock scale that will help farmers to make future environmental decisions on their property based on prioritised risks, with good science they understand and have confidence in.
The physiographic science will use radiometric and satellite layers to better conceptualise the variability in nutrient losses from the catchment, the surface and groundwater quality and the timing of the aquifer recharge. This will enable farmers and rural professionals to design a strategic response plan for mitigating losses.