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River sediment monitoring for baseline and change characterisation: A new management tool for the Ramu River Communities in Papua New Guinea

Chappell, Nick A; Tych, Wlodek; Shearman, Philip; Lokes, Barbara; Chitoa, John


The 18 719-km2 Ramu drainage basin has a water quality regime largely unaffected by mining operations. The Ramu River Communities believe that this may change over the coming months and years, and have initiated their own state-of-the-art monitoring of the main river. These observations have centred on high-frequency (10-minute) observations of turbidity and flow giving possibly the first such annual data at this sampling frequency on New Guinea Island. The first year of monitoring has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: IAHS-AISH Publication


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