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HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS (HAB) IN FRESH-WATER RESERVOIRS, LAKES, RIVERS AND ESTUARIES

Excess nutrients and nutrient pollution are contributing to a range of problems affecting rural and urban communities.  Contact us to find out more about our work on local lakes and reservoirs in the Pacific Northwest, large tidal estuaries like the San Francisco Bay, the Otago Peninsula (New Zealand), Gulf of Mexico, South America and beyond.

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WATER QUALITY AT THE INTERSECTION OF LAND-USE, AGRICULTURE, AQUACULTURE AND TOURISM

Water resources are under increasing pressure from  a range of factors across global economies independent of economic prosperity.  We have consulted on a range of projects aimed at regional or national improvements across critical water resources in order to balance the needs of agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, tourism, industry and energy development.  Follow the link below to learn more about work carried out by The World Bank.

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SEDIMENT FLOWS

The flow of sediments can also be measured using satellite data.  This is particularly of interest in estuaries and rivers where fish spawn.  During their larval and juvenile stages fish populations, such as the critically endangered delta smelt, are particularly vulnerable.  Our turbidity measurements provide maps of sediment concentrations, which can be used to model and understand downstream impacts.

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