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New research looking at Seagrasses and Black swans

A research project is about to start on the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands looking at the relationship between seagrasses and black swan grazing. The project, being undertaken by Masters student Caitlyn O’Dea from Edith Cowan University, will be conducted across three estuaries; the Swan-Canning, Leschenault and Vasse-Wonnerup. “ This project aims to improve our understanding of...
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Community on board with Vasse Estuary seawater inflow changes

Changes to the management of Vasse Estuary water levels to prevent algal blooms and fish kills have gained support from the local community. More than 40 community members attended a meeting in Busselton last week about the proposed changes to improve water quality – which include opening the Wonnerup Inlet sandbar and Vasse surge barrier...
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Partnerships for Smarter Farming

36 fertiliser trials will be established across the South West WA over the next three years to test phosphorus requirements under local conditions and with new pasture species as part of a new Smart Farming Partnership project. The trials will explore innovative technology and practices to improve nutrient use efficiency on grazing farms in south...
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Revitalising Geographe Waterways recognised at state awards

The Revitalising Geographe Waterways program has been announced as finalists in the WA Program Innovation Award for the Australian Water Association (AWA) 2018 awards. The award recognises programs that are innovative with outstanding features that set them apart from common practice, are relevant to the Australian water industry and have strong water resource benefits and...
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Experiencing the world of water quality monitoring

Busselton student Sebastian Taylor road tested a career in water quality monitoring and science during his work experience last week at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER). Seb is a year 10 student at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School and is interested in doing a double degree in marine science and marine biology at...
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Vasse Wonnerup wetlands featured on the international stage

The Vasse Wonnerup wetlands were well represented at the international ECSA 57 conference in Perth last week, Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems. A number of presentations from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), Murdoch and Edith Cowan Universities highlighted the challenges and uniqueness of the wetlands. Ryan Kam, Eduardo da Silva and Alessandra...
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