Vice-Chancellor's Lecture 3 – Down the drain: Can we have healthy streams in cities? Event as iCalendar

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11 September 2017

12 - 1pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 260-092

Location: Owen G Glenn Building, Business School, 12 Grafton Road, City Campus

Host: Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Cost: Free

Speaker: Associate Professor Kevin Simon, School of Environment, Faculty of Science

 

Down the drain: Can we have healthy streams in cities?

When humans create urban environments, they dramatically change the way water moves over, under and through the landscape. For example, streams are subject to large influxes of stormwater and physical modification, including complete burial or diversion. This water can contain a variety of chemicals, from heavy metals to drugs such as methamphetamine, the effects of which we are only just beginning to understand. In this lecture, Associate Professor Kevin Simon looks at ‘urban stream syndrome’ and the problems of water quality and ecological health.

 

Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series 2017:

This is the third in a series of four lectures held on consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays – Life in the big city: Human and environmental health in the face of urban intensification

 

Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series 2017, Life in the big city: Human and environmental health in the face of urban intensification. Background image, Sydney at night.