First-year Human Geography students from University of New South Wales (UNSW) have been taught about various human-made geographical features of the Georges River as part of their coursework during the year.
You can take a sneak peak, enjoy some river views and learn about the river by watching a series of video interviews between Marilu Melo Zurita, Senior Lecturer, Environment and Society Group, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW, and Rob Dixon from Georges Riverkeeper, below.
This video filmed at Carrs Park in the Georges River Local Government Area (LGA), describes an urban ecosystem with human made infrastructure and discusses the challenges and opportunities a changing environment presents.
The second video filmed at Chipping Norton Lakes in the Liverpool and Fairfield LGAs gives an overview of Georges Riverkeeper's work and stakeholder management. It also explains the history of Chipping Norton Lakes, how this human-made lake system was created, how it is managed, and what issues face the area.
The third video describes how the Georges River is used for military purposes. The military reserve within the catchment has actually protected the area from urban development. However, it has also resulted in some pollution incidents.