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1 November 2002

CD cover: Australian estuaries and coastal waterways

CD cover: Australian estuaries
and coastal waterways
© Geoscience Australia

A new multimedia guide to the biogeochemistry of Australian estuaries and coastal waterways will be an excellent resource tool for anyone with an interest in pollution, the water quality of estuaries and coastal waterways or contemporary issues affecting Australia's coastal environment.

The CD, titled "Australian Estuaries and Coastal Waterways: A guide to the biogeochemistry of sediments and water", is a collaborative effort between David Heggie, Project Leader of Geoscience Australia's Urban and Coastal Impacts Project, a team of coastal scientists from Geoscience Australia and Dr. Graham Skyring of Skyring Environment Enterprises.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources Warren Entsch, whose portfolio responsibilities include Geoscience Australia, encouraged schools, universities, local councils and other key stakeholders to take advantage of the wealth of information contained in the CD.

"The CD is a simple to use and easy to understand, interactive multimedia guide which explores the complex processes controlling water quality and affecting Australia's coastal eco-systems. It uncovers the biogeochemistry of sediments and water in a unique and highly descriptive way," Mr Entsch said.

The guide has six chapters dealing with the interactions between animals, land, plants and water, and represents an important tool for understanding and interpreting ongoing studies of Australia's coastal environment.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013