8. Nutrient Offsets: Linking Water Utilities and Land Management Operations
Led by: Professor Jon Olley, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
Dr Adrian Volders, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
Dr Jim Smart, Griffith University
About the course
Nutrient offsets present a new approach to an old problem; high nutrient concentrations that degrade the condition of ecosystems. In an effort to improve the health of aquatic ecosystems and to provide more cost-effective management solutions, nutrient offsets have been implemented to address nutrient emissions at the source and enable water utilities to meet their legislated targets more cost-effectively by working with partners in upper catchments.
Completion of the Nutrient Offsets training will provide participants with the skills to:
- Understand and characterise point and non-point (diffuse) sources of nutrients
- Identify, prioritise and select appropriate responses to nutrient loadings
- Identify key opportunities for improving the cost-effectiveness of catchmentscale nutrient management
- Integrate assessments of land management and sewage treatment plant (STP) upgrades and likely improved water quality in receiving waters
- Undertake engagement and communication with key stakeholders and the varied target audiences
Who should enrol?
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