National strategy for the management of coastal acid sulfate soils

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Prepared by National Working Party on Acid Sulfate Soils for Agricultural and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand & Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council & Ministerial Council Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2000

The National Strategy for the Management of Coastal Acid Sulfate Soils proposes a holistic and comprehensive approach to define acid sulfate soils, prevent the problem from increasing, and encourage remedial actions to reduce existing acid water runoff.

Benefits of the national strategy include:

  • ​improving understanding of acid sulfate soils
  • improving water quality and environmental outcomes over time
  • preventing acid sulfate soils increasing
  • reducing or avoiding future remedial costs by implementing preventative measures.

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