Show me new techniques for detecting priority pollutants in our waterways
While typical methods to monitor and assess impacts of water quality on waterway health inform managers about the condition of the waterways, these methods provide little information on the primary factors impacting environmental values to guide targeted restoration efforts.
This project aims to:
An international review of water quality monitoring programs, including their purpose and indicators measured, is now complete, as well as a pilot study, trialling novel molecular techniques in waterway health assessments. In 2020, integrated monitoring case studies will commence. These activities will inform a review of the routine water quality monitoring network by the Catchments and Water Quality team and recommendations are to be incorporated into the new MEPs.
RMIT A3P: Sara Long, Kathryn Hassell, Ana Miranda, Jackie Myers, Claudette Kellar, Vin Pettigrove, Dan MacMahon, James Oliver, Michael Clark, Hung Vu, Monica Tewman, Dayanthi Nugegoda
School of Science: Sam Tyrell, Mark Osborn, Jeff Shimeta, Oliver Jones
MW: Sharyn Ross-Rakesh, Trish Grant, Will Steele, Sarah Harris, Nick Crosbie, Vaughn Grey, Rhys Coleman, Slobodanka Stojkovic
Expected Completion: 2023
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.