Australian Rivers Institute

Biosolids containing microplastics used on farm lands

Study reveals 1-17kg of microplastic per biosolid tonne could be used on agricultural lands.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Microplastics present in muscles, intestines of SEQ sharks

Queensland white, scallop hammerhead, tiger and bull sharks not immune from plastic contamination.
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12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Assessing impacts of drought, water extraction on groundwater from space

ARC project to identify groundwater availability and risks associated with groundwater extraction.
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14 Life Below Water

Floating algae a raft for juvenile pelagic fish

Floating macroalgal acts as a raft that provides habitat for a diverse array of juvenile oceanic fish
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10 Reduced Inequalities

Protecting high value water sources in central Queensland

Griffith University researchers are taking a novel approach to understanding and protecting water sources in central Queensland’s Great Artesian Basin
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Projections reveal the vulnerability of freshwater to climate change

Climate and land use changes are causing significant alterations in global terrestrial water storage, impacting extreme weather events like floods and droughts, a Griffith-led study has found.
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10 Reduced Inequalities

Putting the Master of Integrated Water Management into practice

“As a natural resource manager working in catchment management, the International Water Centre’s Master of Integrated Water Management supported my professional mission to improve land and water management for thriving communities,” – Louise Duff, graduate of the Master of Integrated Water Management.   “On my first day of the Master of Integrated Water Management, surrounded […]
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Translating global theories of change into tangible steps for conservation of ecosystems

Developing a framework for global ‘theories of change’ that coordinate local and global actions to secure a future where humans live in harmony with nature
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Living within safe & just Earth System Boundaries for blue water

Can basic human water needs be met without exceeding safe and just Earth System Boundaries (ESB) for surface and groundwater (blue water), defined to protect people and planet?
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13 Climate Action

Pollutants may mimic female sex hormones, feminizing endangered green sea turtles

A Griffith-led study on the influence of pollution on the sex ratio of clutches of green sea turtles has found that it may compound the female-biasing influence of rising global temperatures
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Traditional owners take the lead safeguarding fresh & marine waterways

A collaboration between Griffith University and the Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation is training groups of Traditional owners to take the lead monitoring and safeguarding fresh & marine waterways in the Gulf of Carpentaria
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith-led discovery identifies new algae species on the Great Barrier Reef

New algae species rewrites understanding of reef systems.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith researchers draw more than $4.6 million in funding in Discovery Grants

Nine new Griffith-led ARC Discovery Projects awarded $3,622,738.
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Understanding a river’s history is key to predicting its response

A new Griffith study has developed a metric to describe the relationship between flow and water quality to understand the response of waterways to flood events
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Green & Blue by ’32 – restoring catchments & rivers in SEQ for the 2032 Olympics

Can we turn our catchments and cities green, and make our waterways blue by 2032, and if so, how?
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Australian Rivers Institute

Invertebrates avoid or adapt to microplastics ingestion

Study shows negative impacts on survival, growth in the parents, but no adverse effects in children.
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Bit by bit microplastics from tyres are polluting our waterways

Particles from tyre wear were found to be the most prevalent microplastic in urban stormwater
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12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Is flood pollution causing turtle strandings? Griffith researchers look for answers in cell response

Researchers at the Australian Rivers Institute are investigating the role chemical pollution had in green turtle strandings on the Fraser Coast following flooding in early 2022.
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