Bremer River Forum
The International WaterCentre, the International WaterForum and Ipswich City Council hosted the Bremer River Forum. The Forum facilitated a wide range of discussions required for the sources of the problem to be understood, and all stakeholders concerned to have the opportunity to participate in the development and delivery of solutions to restore the river to health.
Project Category: Consultancy
Key Areas of Work: Ecosystem health,Environmental quality,River Restoration,River basin management,Sustainability,Leadership,Water quality,Ecosystem health and river restoration,Integrated Water Resource Management
Project Date: Oct 24, 2010
For a number of years the Bremer River in South East Queensland has received an ‘F’ (fail) in the South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program (EHMP) Report Card.
“The poor health of the Bremer River is something that should concern the entire Ipswich community,” said the Ipswich City Mayor, Paul Pisale. “It is up to all of us - community groups and local businesses together with Council - to work to restore the river that is the lifeblood of our native fauna and flora, and a vibrant feature of our cityscape.”
About 200 delegates representing natural resource practitioners and researchers, government, community and industry representatives attended the full day event.