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Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Review

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Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Review


There are several environmental pressures upon the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), one of Australia's greatest assets, which generates billions of dollars into the economy through tourism. The main stressor is polluted runoff from the various industries located along Australia's north-eastern coastal fringe. Before an effective environmental management plan (EMP) can be put in place, under which various environmental engineering solutions could be envisaged, the nature of the various individual pollutants and the industry from which they emanate needs to be accurately quantified. Much of this work has been carried out, but information is widely dispersed across the white and grey literature. Via a literature review, the information needs to be pulled together in one comprehensive document. Potential funders/collaborators in this project would possibly be the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM), NCEA USQ, and Reef Rescue Phase II.

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Research Affiliations
  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences
  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
  • School of Engineering and Built Environment

Field of Research
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Management

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Master of Research (MRES)

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