An independent Science Panel, chaired by Dr Eva Abal, guides report card development and scrutinises results to ensure that methods used for assessment are locally relevant, scientifically robust, and based on the best available science.

The role of the Independent Science Panel is to provide independent, comprehensive, and unbiased scientific advice to the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health. This ensures that the Partnershipā€™s monitoring and reporting activities are scientifically robust, effective and meet contemporary scientific standards.