WHAT: Forum – Reducing Urban Nutrient Pollution Into Moreton Bay
WHEN: Thursday February 11, 2016. 9am-3.30pm.
WHERE: Griffith Uni EcoCentre, Nathan Campus.
Briefing Paper (PDF)
WHO is the event for?
Brisbane Catchments Network (BCN) has been successful in obtaining the Brisbane Airport Corporation Community Grant to run a workshop on “Reducing Urban Nutrient Pollution in Moreton Bay” aimed at developing an integrated research and management approach to reduce urban nutrient pollution in Moreton Bay.
The workshop will be developed as a collaboration between Local and State Government representatives, research institutions, industry, not-for-profit organisations and community catchment groups. BCN will work with SEQ Catchments, one of the 14 authorised environmental regional bodies in Queensland.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss the challenges, problems and recommendations to reduce the amount of pollution and nutrients entering Moreton Bay through the lower Brisbane River Catchments. There is currently an immense amount of research, monitoring and on-ground works that are being undertaken in South-East Queensland in relation to water quality. This workshop aims to:
- Bring together the knowledge and skills across various sectors
- Identify key investment areas
- Identify gaps for future academic research
- Empower community catchment groups with regional specific targets and objectives
- Enable community catchment groups to undertake on-ground works that contribute towards the health of the region, not just their local catchment
- Encourage cooperation and collaboration between government, industry and the community.
This forum is for people interested in: water quality management; catchment management; natural resources management; health of the bay; pollution; marine environment; water sensitive urban design.
Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea provided.
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