Mitigation - improving sustainable land and water management

Most impacts that cause damage to ecosystems arise from human activity - many of which can be mitigated. Thus first step in restoration is to protect sites from further damage. This often requires changes in lifestyles and in production systems which, in themselves, are a correction or 'repair' of the ways we humans live within ecosystems.


A few of the many thousands of examples across Australia:

Sustainable streets program, Byron shire
http://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2012/10/26/sustainable-streets-program-byron-shire-council-nsw/

Improving green Infrastructure in cities
http://www.aila.org.au/imis_prod/documents/AILA/Advocacy/National%20Policy%20Statements/AILA%20Green%20Infrastructure.pdf

Improving land management in the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative
http://www.greateasternranges.org.au/the-challenge/improving-management/

Reducing Stressors on the Great Barrier Reef
http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/climate-change/2012/tackling-climate-change-on-the-great-barrier-reef

The Sea to Hume Dam: Restoring Fish Passage in the Murray River
http://www.mdba.gov.au/publications/mdba-reports/sea-hume-dam-paper