Hear from water quality experts at GBR catchment symposium

Apr 30, 2012 | ,

Leaders in water quality management and research will be gathering in Mackay on 14 June 2012 for the Healthy Waterways Symposium Mackay Whitsunday Isaac.

The Symposium is a key opportunity to share knowledge and celebrate successes of on-ground programs and research generated from the Central Queensland region and catchments of the Great Barrier Reef.

An extensive speaker program will feature latest research findings around land and water management impacting the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon and beyond.

Featured presentations include Great Barrier Reef Marine Monitoring Program, achievements in sustainable agriculture through the Reef Rescue program and Project Catalyst and investigations into the effectiveness of engineered log jams in reducing streambank erosion to the Great Barrier Reef.

Dr Siwan Lovett, expert in science communication for river and waterway management is the opening keynote speaker.

The Symposium’s collaborative learning workshop “Wetland Resilience Management and Human Health Impacts” will be facilitated by Dr Larelle Fabbro, CQ University Ecotoxicology and Industrial Water Research Program Leader and Dr Leo Duivenvoorden, CQ University Leader Freshwater Ecology Group Centre for Environmental Management.

Wetland processes, impacts of pollutants and land management practices, wetland management and remediation prioritisation and blue green algae (including human health impacts) are among the many workshop topics.  As workshop places are strictly limited, registration is necessary.

For delegate registration and further information for the Healthy Waterways Symposium and Workshop, please email Reef Catchments Land and Water Coordinator Sal Gray at sally.gray@rc2019.thedma.com.au.

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Key contact: Sal Gray, sally.gray@rc2019.thedma.com.au.