About the tools
We use river assessment tools to visualise data and determine the environmental value, condition and type of rivers. We also use the tools to measure and evaluate how water-dependent environments respond to different patterns of surface water flow. These tools help us to understand and track changes to the river's physical form, its fringing vegetation, and the wildlife that depend on river ecosystems.
River assessment tools help us to evaluate water management strategies that aim to protect and maintain the environment. We use this information to inform water sharing plans and other legislation under the Water Management Act 2000 (NSW).
Tools we use to monitor changes
River Condition Index Impact Assessment Tool
Predicting the impact of aquifer interference activities on river health.
Environmental value of NSW rivers: HEVAE
Identifying surface and groundwater systems with high conservation values.