Water quality studies over the past decade have shown that regions with sugarcane as a major land use export high concentrations of dissolved inorganic nitrogen and some herbicides (particularly ametryn, atrazine, diuron and hexazinone). To halt and reverse this decline in water quality, several … [Read more...]
Water Quality Services Resources
Through our work in project management, research and development, Catchment Solutions has developed its own knowledge resources, as well as collating a wealth of relevant resources from a broad network of associates and other professionals.
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Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential approximately 300 times higher than carbon dioxide. The major source of human-induced N2O production is from agricultural soils, mainly due to the application of nitrogen fertilisers. Sugarcane is an important crop in … [Read more...]
The Normanby River and Endeavour River are two river systems flowing into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. The Normanby Basin is the fourth largest on Cape York (~24,200 km2), while the Endeavour River catchment is much smaller (1315 km2). Cattle grazing is the most extensive land use across both … [Read more...]
Stormwater monitoring in the Mackay urban environment – assess water quality across a range on urban environments, including: Performance of WSUD structures; Urban land management practices; General catchment sites; and Urban ABCD management framework and development phase. Client – … [Read more...]
The Reef Water Quality Science Program aims to help producers better manage cane growing and grazing lands in the Wet Tropics, Burdekin Dry Tropics and Mackay Whitsunday catchments, and minimise the impacts upon the health of the Great Barrier Reef. A suite of science projects were … [Read more...]