The NESP assists decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia’s environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. The NESP Tropical Water Quality (TWQ) Hub researches water quality and coastal management focused on the Great Barrier Reef and other tropical waters with funding of $31.8m.

The NESP TWQ Hub provides innovative research for practical solutions to maintain and improve tropical water quality from catchment to coast under three research themes:

Theme 1 – Improved understanding of the impacts, including cumulative impacts, and pressures on priority freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems and species

Theme 2 – Maximise the resilience of vulnerable species to the impacts of climate change and climate variability by reducing other pressures, including poor water quality

Theme 3 – Natural resource management improvements based on sound understanding of the status and long-term trends of priority species and systems

Each theme is broken down into a number of projects, each of which has an experienced Program Leader.

The TWQ Hub is funded by the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program.


More about the three themes