Alluvium was engaged to develop a MERI Strategy for the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

The purpose of the MERI strategy was to help ensure ongoing commitment to the coordination of MERI and embed adaptive management. Alluvium ran a series of workshops with the EMP agencies (Melbourne Water, EPA, and DELWP) to map outcomes and indicators from existing programs.

A key assumption of this strategy is the dependence of the EMP on these broader frameworks for monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Specifically, the MERI Strategy proposes not to duplicate these programs and instead to incorporate and co-opt them for the purposes of monitoring, evaluation and reporting outcomes in Port Phillip Bay