Our Waterways: Are We Poisoning Them - And Us?
Trace the source of river pollutants
The Queensland Government rates the Noosa River the best in the State – but its rankings take no account of chemicals in our waterways.
Chemical regulation in Australia lags behind Europe where latest research questions health impacts of multiple chemicals even at minute levels.
Federal Government re-regulation of agricultural chemicals is underway, and the State Government has committed to reform farming practice regulations with the objective of reducing the 14 million tonnes of mud, pesticide and fertiliser that flood the Reef each year.
What does this mean for marine life in our coastal waterways? And for human health?
And what about the Great Barrier Reef, home to about 10 per cent of fish species and one of the world’s natural wonders?
Join Paul Barclay, host of Radio National’s weekday program ‘Australia Talks’, in conversation with Nick Heath, leader of the World Wildlife Funds’ reef and freshwater campaigns whose passionate commitment to the Reef comes from a life-time association with it; Professor Jon Brodie, head of the James Cook University’s Catchment to Reef research group which traces the source of river pollutants, how they are transported and their impact on the Reef; and Dr Matt Landos, the veterinarian specialising in aqua-culture who has investigated the appearance of double-headed bass in Noosa fish farms.
Saturday June 18
$35 allocated seating
The J Theatre
Duration 1.5 hours
Netanya Noosa's Beachfront Resort Hotel
The 'J', Noosa Junction
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