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The Reef Water Quality Program is funded in Qld


Innovative land and water quality monitoring tools will improve the quality of water on the Great Barrier Reef under a new $ 3.1 million program.

The Reef Catchments scientific partnership will be a joint project with the University of Queensland and the Department of Environment and Science, launched on Friday.

The partnership will play an important role in implementing the reef protection regulations adopted in 2019 and collecting data for water quality improvement projects.

“Innovative, high-tech monitoring and modeling tools will allow us to better protect the reef and achieve Queensland’s conservation goals,” said UQ Associate Professor Michael Warne.

The research group aims to reduce the terrestrial runoff of pollutants from industrial and agricultural sources by creating tools for calculating nutrients and reef deposits.

The data will allow government agencies to work with communities to monitor, model and reduce the load of pollutants and pesticides in critical watersheds.

“Properly designed technology and information will help us better understand and manage human impact on the Reef,” said Professor Stuart Finn, co-author of the program.

“We will be able to turn scientific experience into real, practical tools, with a direct impact on water quality in reef watersheds and on the reef itself.”

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