Water Research Australia

2020 Catchment Forum

The 2020 Catchment Forum is taking place in Brisbane 18-19 March 2020. Water Research Australia will bring together water quality experts, health regulators and government to discuss catchment challenges faced in the water industry. Challenges include cyanobacteria and algal bloom outbreaks, low reservoir levels, health-based targets and the impact of extreme weather-related events. To find…

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Protocols for Algal Bloom Management – technology performance & optimisation assessments

How do we ensure a consistent approach to assessing the performance of algal bloom management technologies, that is fit-for-purpose for the Australian water industry? We’re initiating a project that aims to develop protocols for scientific assessment and trial of algal bloom management technologies. The project approaches include: Collection of scientific literature to draft protocols Creation…

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Australian research on cyanobacteria

Recent Australian research on cyanobacteria with implications for risk management within the water industry Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are a diverse group of photosynthetic bacteria with the ability to colonise a range of environmental niches. Given the right environmental conditions they can grow rapidly, forming blooms which impact the environment and a range…

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VicWater COVID-19 safety measures

VicWater is taking action to protect the wellbeing of our staff and members
We have now moved to a virtual office environment