3 Assessment, mitigation and monitoring

Potential impacts on water and the environment are assessed using a causal network. The assessment uses spatially explicit and systematic evaluations of the likelihood and consequence of potential environmental harm. It also evaluates how compliance with existing regulatory controls and operational practices can minimise and mitigate potential impacts. The causal network also allows local- and regional-scale monitoring objectives to be systematically identified and prioritised. An interactive online tool, GBA Explorer, presents this comprehensive information base.

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