Research Impact: Tackling water quality threats to the Great Barrier Reef

Catchment runoff carrying loads of nutrients and sediments is a major threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). About 900,000 dump trucks of dirt flows out to the Reef on average each year.

Eureka Prize-winning scientists from Griffith University demonstrated that ‘hot spots’ of erosion activity affecting the water quality of the GBR can be identified and remediated, resulting in a significant shift in federal and state government policy and practice.

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