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Brisbane RBMS Seminar – The environmental, social and economic values of urban waterways

14/10/2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Join us for a special RBMS Seminar in Brisbane.

Upstairs at the Alliance Hotel
Monday, 14th October, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Please join the south east Queensland chapter of the River Basin Management Society for this special seminar focussed on urban waterways. The seminar includes four diverse speakers sharing their research and thoughts on the condition, values and opportunities provided by urban waterways and how we can use this information to inform improved management.


4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Drinks and nibbles
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm


  1. Nicolas Brenes Horvilleur (Griffith University) – Analysing the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in ten recreational waterbodies of Brisbane


  1. Marie Bigot (Hydrobiology) – An overview of the revised national guidelines for water quality (ANZG).


  1. Buyani Thomy (Natural Capital Economics) – Economic evaluation of urban waterways – An ecosystem services approach


  1. Katie Fletcher (Arup) – Waterways as Social Assets: filling the gap in waterway design guidelines


  1. Tony Weber (Alluvium) – Our Model is Broken! – How do we improve our management of the impacts of urban development on our waterways

6:15- 6:30 pm Panel Q and A


The Alliance Hotel – Upstairs
320 Boundary StreetSpring Hill Queensland 4000 AU + Google Map