Catchment Management

Through the consideration of community, science, and policy, we develop meaningful and resilient solutions that have catchment-scale impact.

Adopting a catchment-level approach

Adopting a catchment-level approach to environmental monitoring and resource allocation offers multiple benefits for those living and relying on catchment environment services. Informed decision-making through the provision of quality meaningful information leads to risk mitigation, enhanced resource efficiency, biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience to environmental challenges, which benefits all.

By embracing integrated and collaborative management practices, and establishing meaningful monitoring systems, catchment stakeholders have the tools to capitalise on collaboration and funding opportunities to achieve sustainable land use and secure livelihoods for future generations.

Why work with us

Our team are experts in identifying cost-effective and impactful information and nature-based solutions that protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems.

Our approach considers the interconnectedness of land, water, and ecosystems, aiming to identify optimal resource use while minimising negative impacts and risks.

Here’s how EAS can work with your Catchment Management Group:

We collaborate with your Catchment Management Group to establish advanced monitoring systems, bridging the gap between stakeholders and the health of your catchment area. These systems enable data-driven decision-making, provide early warning for adverse events, facilitate predictive analytics,, support policy development and evaluation, and showcase the value of action.

We aid in unlocking market-based opportunities for nature repair and restoration, including projects in regulatory and voluntary carbon and biodiversity markets. This is achieved through comprehensive market analysis, rigorous project due diligence, and meticulous development processes that cover measurement, reporting, and verification requirements. With our expertise in developing high-standard systems, clients can focus on advancing conservation and effective land management, assured of their project’s quality and compliance.

We amplify your group’s catchment management capabilities through improved communication, stakeholder engagement, and community participation. Tailored communication materials and multi-channel outreach ensure widespread message dissemination. Workshops and participatory decision-making processes encourage collaboration and hands-on learning. By backing community-led monitoring and advocacy, we focus on elevating catchment management efforts, effectively integrating risk mitigation with the pursuit of environmental opportunities.

EAS is committed to collaborating closely with your Catchment Management Group to effectively mitigate risks and uncover valuable opportunities. By leveraging our expertise in environmental assessment and strategic planning, we can work together to address the unique challenges faced by your catchment, ensuring a balanced approach to water management, land use, and biodiversity conservation.

Nature Repair Course

The Nature Repair Act 2023 (the Act) came into effect on 15 December 2023. The Act establishes a framework for a world-first legislated, national, voluntary biodiversity market. The Clean Energy Regulator will administer both the Nature Repair Market and the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme to support alignment between carbon and biodiversity markets.

We provide capacity-building sessions for catchment groups on how to support landowners to identify and maximise Nature Repair projects.

View our course outline and register your interest here.

Key projects

WAI Wanaka

Developed a comprehensive monitoring system of key environmental and social indicators to provide a continuous update of the Upper Clutha catchment health status. The monitoring system consisted of documented indicators, quantification methodologies, and identification of data sources, which resulted in an annual state of the catchment report which we made available in both hard copy and through an interactive website that EAS developed in-house.

South East Councils Climate Action Alliance (SECCCA)

Conducted an assessment of carbon and biodiversity opportunities across the nine councils in Victoria’s south-east which are part of SECCCA. The investigation conclusively identified areas eligible under the ACCU scheme, alongside pinpointing opportunities for the creation and enhancement of biolinks. This approach aims at driving both environmental and social enhancements within the region, while also unveiling avenues for potential financial returns. Our project collaborators, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, provided counsel on establishing an EcoFund to aid in long-term restoration efforts. Additionally, we offered guidance on the Nature Repair Market, which was in the development stage during the project’s timeline.

Hakataramea Catchment Group
Collaborated closely with six chosen producers within the catchment to create farm-level assessments of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sequestration, alongside action plans. Our joint efforts with the producers focused on quantifying the implications of the proposed methane emissions levies. This was paired with an evaluation of feasible strategies for generating income through afforestation activities eligible for credits under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and other nascent biodiversity initiatives. Through this process, each producer gained a deeper insight into the cost-benefit analysis of adopting emission reduction measures, as well as identifying potential revenue streams from reforesting available land on their properties.

Who is EAS

We are a purpose-led company, driven by a commitment to make a positive impact. Our expertise spans the globe, and we are proud to partner with some of the world’s largest organisations.

Our team specialises in land sector environmental reporting, methodology development, capacity building, implementation, and reporting, aligned with international best practices and rooted in science. We not only offer strategic guidance but also contribute to shaping global standards on climate change mitigation and disclosure. We love sharing our knowledge to build your capacity so you can pass it on.

Our Projects