|A project trialling a constructed wetland treatment system in north|
Queensland has just released a video giving details about the project and its aims.
DAF Regional Extension Coordinator Terri Buono is involved in the project and said that as the wetland had finished construction the focus was now turning to water quality monitoring and analysis of the results.
“We’ve just produced a video to describe our project and hope this will be useful for cane farmers, extension agronomists and wetland practitioners who want to know more about such systems,
“The project aims to find out how effective wetland treatment systems can be in an intensive agricultural landscape in treating irrigation tail water (i.e. removing nutrients and pesticides) before
“We’re planning to produce another video at the end of the project to let people know about the water quality results, but
|To view the new video head to the Qld Ag YouTube channel and look for ‘Constructed Wetland Treatment System – Barratta Creek’.|
The project is coordinated by a
Australian Wetland Consulting designed the wetland, while SunWater provided significant in-kind contributions towards construction and project advice. Importantly, adjacent landowners have contributed time, farm practice records
The project is funded by the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries funded video production and provided Flexible Funding to enable more rigorous water quality monitoring.