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Funding innovative research at Macquarie University

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Funding innovative research at Macquarie University

Researchers at Macquarie University will work with industry partners to ensure our rivers are sustainable and resilient against natural disasters.

Member for Bennelong John Alexander said the Coalition Government was providing $600,000 to ensure our rivers are future-proofed against floods and droughts.

“This project will explore how river recovery occurs, its impact on flood flows, and test new techniques to improve vegetation quality,” Mr Alexander said.

“This research will benefit public policy, improve flood and drought risk analysis and change decision-making and rehabilitation practice – essentially future-proofing our rivers.”

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the Coalition Government was investing in research and innovation that would benefit Australians.

“Our Government is investing in partnerships between universities, industry and government to drive the commercialisation of research,” Mr Tehan said.

“We are encouraging greater collaboration between universities and businesses on research innovation and workforce preparation.”

More information about the ARC Linkage Projects scheme is available online.

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