'Catchment Detox' is an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You decide what activities you undertake - whether it's planting crops, farming livestock, regenerating bushland, building factories or setting up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population. Just like real life, you'll need to manage unexpected rainfall or other environmental challenges, and maintain a healthy balance that supports the economy as well as the environment.
Catchment Detox is based on a model developed by CSIRO Division of Land and Water and e-Water CRC. It is based on the latest scientific understanding of water and catchment issues, and the catchment you manage is a made up catchment which is based in Australia and experiences a highly variable rainfall regime.
To play Catchment Detox and test your understanding of catchment management, visit www.catchmentdetox.net.au.