If there is too much sediment and nutrients, delivered by floods from land-based erosion, algal blooms can occur that have negative effects on the Great Barrier Reef
In 2015, the United Nations new development goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were brought into effect (http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html). The SDGs seek to achieve substantial country-level improvements across 17 broad development goals. The aim is that by 2030, all countries will need to measure and report on their progress towards achieving 169 separate sustainable […]
Australians have learned much about managing extremes in water. We should share this knowledge with the global community writes Professor Stuart Bunn
By Catherine Leigh We all want healthy rivers. They provide us with fresh water and food, they bring us peace and enjoyment, and a huge variety of plants and animals call them home. Achieving and maintaining healthy rivers takes effort. One of key ingredients is monitoring. Just like us, rivers need regular check-ups to make […]
Indigenous peoples experience many forms of water injustice and are finding new ways of asserting their water rights in water governance, explains Dr Sue Jackson
Everyone knows that Australia is home to venomous snakes, lethal jellyfish, and man-eating sharks and crocodiles, but did you know that our freshwaters can also harbour toxic blue-green algal species?
Conventional sewage treatment technologies were not designed to deal with modern classes of chemical pollutants, so it is critical that we determine which options work best for removing these compounds”, explains Dr Steven Melvin