Urban stormwater runoff is a significant source of pollution to downstream areas whenever it rains. This problem is significant in North Queensland where runoff from urban areas go directly into the Great Barrier Reef without any treatment. The Cairns Regional Council and JCU are partnering on a project using a wide range of sensors and smart technology in a bid to better monitor a city’s impact on the GBR during wet weather events.

Lead Researcher(s)

Dr Han She Lim JCU image

Dr Han She Lim