Treatment forums for water quality improvement
Two forums for the improvement of water quality have been held to date:
The 2016 Forum provided an overview of innovative new approaches to treatment systems, including treatment wetlands, floating wetlands, bioreactors, algae treatment and other technologies, which have the potential to reduce nutrients and pesticides from diffuse rural sources in the coastal catchments of Queensland.
The 2018 regional forum was an initiative of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Department of Environment and Science as part of the Queensland Wetlands Program, funded by the Queensland Government Reef Water Quality Program. The two day forum consisted of presentations on treatment systems for water quality improvement by a range of presenters. The next day featured site visits in the Burdekin Catchment.
Treatment Systems for water quality improvement - Regional Forum July 2018
Presenter PowerPoints from this regional forum are listed below.
Adam West, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Professor Louis Schipper, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Professor Rocky de Nys, James Cook University and MBD Industries
Adrian Crocetti, Water by Design
Evan Shannon, Farmacist
Dr Simon Tannock, AlgaEnviro
Eric Love, Centre for Organic Research and Education (CORE)
Chris Manning, Townsville City Council
Alan Hoban, Bligh Tanner
Liz Owen, Jaragun NRM and Alexander Cheesman, JCU
William Darveniza, Canegrowers
Dr Fabio Manca, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Mark Bayley, Australian Wetlands Consulting
Treatment Systems in Coastal Catchments Forum July 2016
The summary report provides a summary of the speaker's presentations, questions and answers from the Treatment Systems in Coastal Catchments Forum held on 8 July 2016.
For more information on various treatment systems see the videos below.
Ryan Turner, Principal Scientist, Department of Science Information Technology Innovation
Phil Moody, Science Division, Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation
Dr. Tom Headley, Water and Carbon Group
Dr Peter Breen, E2DesignLab
Dr Mark Bayley, Australian Wetlands Consulting (AWC)
Andy Hornbuckle, SPEL Environmental and University of the Sunshine Coast
Prof Louis Schipper, University Waikato
Andrew Lawson, MBD Energy Limited
Malcolm Eadie, O2UDP
Paul Duncanson, NQ Dry Tropics
Dr Simon Tannock, AlgaEnviro
Susie Chapman, Healthy Waterways and Catchments
The treatment systems resources provided here are a reflection of the presentations at the time of the Treatment Forum and are not Queensland Government policy. Neither the Queensland Government nor the Department of Environment and Science (DES) accept liability for any decisions made or actions taken on the basis of this information. In particular, users are advised to refer to the current acts and regulations of the Queensland Parliament which DES administers and current DES policies and practices.
The Wetland Management Handbook is a useful resource, providing information and advice on planning, designing, constructing, managing and maintaining constructed wetlands.
Last updated: 4 February 2019
This page should be cited as:
Treatment forums for water quality improvement, WetlandInfo 2018, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 11 February 2019, .