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Research initiatives

NAILSMA's Water Resource Manaagement program has been a partner in the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) since its inception, including its Synthesis and Adoption Year. 

NAILSMA is also working with the federally funded Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment (NAWFA) through its Cultural and Social Program. This program aims to improve understanding of the community, cultural, spiritual, recreational and economic values of north Australia’s water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

The knowledge gained through research programs is informing other agendas, such as the Indigenous Experts Forum on Sustainable Economic Development to consider a future strategic northern framework. The Experts Forum provides direct advice into the Northern Australian Ministerial Forum convened by Minister Simon Crean through the Department of Regional Australia and Development and Local Government to consider a future strategic northern framework.

Want to know more?

Go to these pages:

Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK)

Northern Australian Water Futures Assessment (NAWFA)

Indigenous Experts Forum on Sustainable Economic Development

Water Program Publications and Links