WHAT WILL CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN FOR WATER STORAGES?

WHAT WILL CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN FOR WATER STORAGES?

By Deputy Director David Hamilton Read Time: 421 words, 5 minutes. Recent funding from Water Research Australia to support a consortium of researchers to work on the effect that low reservoir levels has on water quality is providing impetus to better understand the effects of climate change of water storages. These storages are vital for [...]

Resilient reefs and resilient communities: how can we get there?

Resilient reefs and resilient communities: how can we get there?

"The calls from scientists were clear at the recent UN COP26 Climate Change Conference - global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is urgently needed to ensure a future for coral reefs."

WASH? WASH WHAT? WHAT IS WASH?

WASH? WASH WHAT? WHAT IS WASH?

"We tend to use our ironic acronym loosely, habitually, with limited regard for our listeners’ comprehension: it’s the ‘hour of comfort’, when everyone, worldwide, wants to turn on a tap, go to the toilet, wear clean clothes, and yes, wash. Bodies, faces, children, hands, to wash. Water to drink. A safe and dignified place to defecate. We all need Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)."

PREDICTING GLOBAL HOTSPOTS OF RISKS TO UNMONITORED SEAGRASS MEADOWS

PREDICTING GLOBAL HOTSPOTS OF RISKS TO UNMONITORED SEAGRASS MEADOWS

"Seagrasses are marvellous coastal ecosystems that provide a range of critical ecosystem functions and services, including climate regulation and fisheries production, however they are under threat."

Director’s Welcome to Edition 4 of the ARI Magazine

Director’s Welcome to Edition 4 of the ARI Magazine

Australian Rivers Institute Director Professor Stuart Bunn. Photo Australian Rivers Institute. Author: Australian Rivers Institute Director Stuart Bun Magazine Link: Magazine - Read Time: 711words, about 6 minutes. After an unavoidable delay, I welcome you to this edition of the Australian Rivers Institute Magazine. Looking back over the past year, it is quite remarkable to [...]

Poor water quality and trawling take toll on seagrass

Poor water quality and trawling take toll on seagrass

“With fisheries for example, seagrasses provide nursery habitat for juvenile fish and foraging grounds for about 25% of the world’s biggest fisheries. "We identified associations between pressures and measured changes in seagrass extent and found that seagrasses are especially under threat from poor water quality and destructive fisheries like trawling."

REDEFINING SUCCESS IN MARINE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION

REDEFINING SUCCESS IN MARINE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION

"We’ve entered the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. As the world ramps up their restoration efforts in response to widespread environmental degradation, we need to maximise success and the benefits that the environment and humanity get from these efforts."