WQ monitoring | Landholders Driving Change

TropWATER’s Zoe Bainbridge and grazier Jim Hillier, discuss water sample results from the 2018-2019 wet season.

JCU TropWATER scientist Zoe Bainbridge talks about the results to members of the Water Quality Monitoring Group.

TropWATER’s Steve Lewis and Major Integrated Projects (MIPs) Steering Committee chair Bob Speirs. Landholders Driving Change is one of two major integrated projects funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program. Mr Speirs is the independent chair of the steering committee that oversees both MIPs.

Major Integrated Projects (MIPs) Steering Committee member Roger Landsberg, grazier (left), LDC project panel member Buster O’Loughlin (centre), and NQ Dry Tropics’ CEO Scott Crawford.

Water sampling results reviewed over dinner

 

The LDC Community Water Quality Monitoring Group and TropWATER scientists reviewed water sampling results from the 2018-2019 wet season at an event held in Collinsville in June.

Nine properties in the Bowen, Broken and Bogie (BBB) catchment make up the LDC Community Water Quality Monitoring Group. The landholder samplers collected 103 water samples during the 2018-2019 wet season.

Samples were also collected by automatic samplers at BBB gully remediation sites and data from those samples will be delivered to landholders by the CSIRO in the new financial year.

Scientists Steve Lewis and Zoe Bainbridge from TropWATER delivered a short presentation covering sub-catchment and catchment results at a dinner function on 6 June.   

The teams from LDC and TropWATER were impressed with the number and consistency in samples collected.  

Each landholder had the opportunity to discuss their individual results in more detail with Steve and Zoe on the night.

NQ Dry Tropics CEO Scott Crawford, along with Major Integrated Projects (MIPs) Steering Committee chair Bob Speirs and grazier representative Roger Landsberg, also attended.

The Community Water Quality Monitoring Group data is collated by the NQ Dry Tropics Paddock to Reef coordinator to help strengthen the Queensland Government modelling for the program.

Click here to read the LDC Community Water Quality Sampling for sediments and nutrients in the Bowen-Broken-Bogie catchments 2018-2019 wet season.

Pictured are (from left): Grazier and LDC project panel member Buster O’Loughlin, NQ Dry Tropics CEO Scott Crawford, LDC project manager Lisa Hutchinson and Major Integrated Projects (MIPs) Steering Committee member, grazier Roger Landsberg.

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