“Arctic rivers are some of the most pristine in the world and supply 11% of the world’s river flow, but they are rapidly changing due to climate change and other human impacts” says Dr Ryan Burrows from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University.
The Brisbane Declaration has been renewed. “More than ever, we need to ensure that our environment is getting the water it needs”, explains Emeritus Professor Angela Arthington
New climate records shows droughts and floods happened more often in Brisbane’s past than currently believed
May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity and researchers at the Australian Rivers Institute are trying to better protect freshwater biodiversity
Groundwater is being extracted at unsustainable levels worldwide but we still don’t fully understand the implications for the life that depends on this diminishing water source. But our research is changing this explains Dr Ryan Burrows
Restoring riparian habitats can offset stream warming and help protect a threatened Australian fish species
New paper finds drying of rivers is a key predictor of where biodiversity occurs
The sediment beneath a rivers surface can be a ‘hotspot’ of organic carbon decomposition, even when the surface water dries“ explains Dr Ryan Burrows.
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 […]
ARI members attend a workshop on an interdisciplinary approach to Environmental Flows