This 18-month study commenced in October 2010. It examined the growing use of multi-stakeholder collaborative approaches for monitoring and managing cumulative impacts, focusing particularly on how these are being applied in the Bowen Basin, Australia to the management of water quality. The work undertaken by the CSRM project team focused on multi-stakeholder approaches for management of water and dust issues in the Bowen Basin; and governance issues and implications of using these structures and processes.