Basin Salinity Management Strategy 2001-2015
Basin Salinity Management Strategy
The Basin Salinity Management Strategy (BSMS) guides communities and governments in working together to control salinity in the Murray-Darling Basin and protect key natural resource values within their catchments.
It establishes targets for the river salinity of each major tributary valley and the Murray-Darling system itself, that reflect the shared responsibility for action both between valley communities and between States.
A key feature of the fifteen-year Basin Salinity Management Strategy is the adoption by the Ministerial Council of end-of-valley salinity targets for each tributary catchment and a Basin target at Morgan in South Australia. The Basin target is to maintain the salinity at Morgan at less than 800 EC units for 95% of the time.The targets are a way of measuring the progress towards achieving the Strategy's key objectives of:
It provides a stable and accountable framework that, over time, will generate confidence in how we are tracking our joint efforts to manage salinity.
Hard copies of the Strategy, Summary and fact sheets are available by contacting the MDBC.
ABARE Report on Targeting land and water use option for Salinity Management in the Murray Darling Basin
For further information, contact the project manager