Yangebup Lake Nutrient Stripping Trial

 

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Presenter: Christopher Beaton, Environment Manager, City of Cockburn

Yangebup Lake is severely nutrient enriched. This poor water quality results in algal blooms and outbreaks of nuisance midge which impact on local residents. The City has a number of programs in place to address the water quality.  The most recent initiative is a trial to use solar power to pump water from the lake through a nutrient stripping basin with the aim of returning better quality water to the lake and enhancing the ecosystem. The initiative has scope to be used in a variety of situations to address water quality in a cost effective manner.

This presentation will outline the investigations undertaken to understand the problem, the options that were assessed and the results of the trials. Chris will also highlight some of the lessons learned, as well as opportunities for adaptation of the ideas so they can be applied in other problem areas.

Yangebup Lake is severely nutrient enriched. This poor water quality results in algal blooms and outbreaks of nuisance midge which impact on local residents. The City has a number of programs in place to address the water quality.  The most recent initiative is a trial to use solar power to pump water from the lake through a nutrient stripping basin with the aim of returning better quality water to the lake and enhancing the ecosystem. The initiative has scope to be used in a variety of situations to address water quality in a cost effective manner.

This presentation will outline the investigations undertaken to understand the problem, the options that were assessed and the results of the trials. Chris will also highlight some of the lessons learned, as well as opportunities for adaptation of the ideas so they can be applied in other problem areas.

WHEN
May 27, 2016 at 12pm - 1pm
WHERE
The Atrium Theatrette
168 St George's Tce
Perth, WA 6000
Australia
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CONTACT
Shelley Shepherd