Understanding pollutant transport in estuaries and coastal rivers (ARC Discovery Project administered by the Queensland University of Technology) (2019–2022)

This Project aims to investigate water quality of estuaries and coastal rivers under pressure from urban growth by advancing pollutant transport modelling. The Project expects to generate a new capability for quantitative particle concentration predictions through detection and innovative analysis of Lagrangian Coherent Structures. The expected outcome of the Project is a new particle transport modelling framework and algorithms for shallow water systems that effectively exploits extensive datasets becoming available from GPS-enabled drifters. This should provide significant benefits such as reliable assessment of possible effects of catchment and waterway changes on pollutant and sediment concentration which can impact waterway health.
Grant type:
Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Queensland University of Technology