Through Georges Riverkeeper's Research Program we have partnered with a number of universities over the past few years, including Macquarie University, University of Newcastle, and University of NSW (UNSW).
Projects have varied across disciplines. For example, there have been engineering studies on stormwater flows and the management of Water Sensitive Urban Design assets, social research about people's perceptions of the river, and studies such as Taylor Coyne's work on Culturally Inclusive Water Urban Design. Advanced Science students have undertaken studies on the temporal trends in water quality and macrophytes in the Georges River. Georges Riverkeeper also co-supervised a University of Newcastle Honours student to investigate the uptake of metals in mangroves throughout the Georges River and assisted University of Newcastle PHD student to sample Juncus acutus, a spikey, invasive, saltmarsh plant, to mention just a few.
As this video produced by UNSW explains, we're keen to continue to collaborate with students and researchers and facilitate knowledge exchange between academia, industry leaders and government departments.
If you're interested in doing research into the various factors that influence the management of the river and improve the environmental outcomes for the river, please contact us. People from all academic backgrounds are welcome.