Environmental water needs for the Mitchell River

Australian Rivers Institute
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How might future development impact the important ecosystem linkages between rivers, floodplains and estuaries in north Queensland’s Mitchell River catchment? The answers to that question will be crucial to inform water allocation decisions that facilitate environmentally sustainable development in the region. Flowing into the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Mitchell River catchment supports many assets that […]

Links between Gulf Rivers and aquatic productivity

Australian Rivers Institute
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With increasing interest in developing Gulf of Carpentaria catchments, a new Northern Hub project is improving our understanding of how water resource development could impact the health and productivity of floodplains, coastal areas and biodiversity (including fisheries) in the Gulf. The water that flows into the Gulf of Carpentaria along the Flinders, Gilbert and Mitchell rivers and […]

Leading lake ecologist stresses we must build resilience

Australian Rivers Institute
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Faced with the threat of more frequent weather events, society must change its land use habits in order to protect our precious waterways from further damage. That is the view of new Professor David Hamilton who has joined Griffith University’s internationally renowned Australian Rivers Institute, bringing with him years of research and knowledge on lake […]

Urgent action needed to protect world’s wetlands

Australian Rivers Institute
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Griffith University researchers have highlighted the urgent need for more effective conservation measures in a world-first assessment of global wetlands and the increasing pressures they face. A study led by scientists in Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute in collaboration with scientists from Canada, Spain and the USA has provided a consistent global portrait of inland wetland distribution, conservation […]

World Water Day: balancing the needs of humans and nature

Australian Rivers Institute
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We all know water is important, but have you ever thought about how our consumption of this precious resource affects the environment around us? Leading water experts will tackle complex issues associated with a resource 1.2 billion people lack access to when World Science Festival Brisbane launches next week coinciding with World Water Day. Professor Stuart […]

Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Australian Rivers Institute
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Griffith University researchers will further their fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef after new research revealed its resilience is rapidly waning. The collaborative study between institutions across the world, published in the prestigious journal Nature today, examined whether past exposure to bleaching in 1998 and 2002 made reefs any more tolerant in 2016. Sadly […]