History of the Australia and New Zealand Cyanobacterial Workshop
Australian water sources, both natural and man-made, are regularly afflicted by cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) blooms, with the first known official report dating back to the 1800s.
Over the last two centuries, Australia has developed a vastly experienced and knowledgable community of water supply managers, health officials, ecologists, modellers, toxicologists and other researchers in cyanobacterial identification and management.
In 2009 following particularly severe algal blooms along 1,000 kms of the Murray River, the First National Cyanobacterial Workshop was held in Parramatta, New South Wales.
Since the first interation, workshops have become an integral event on the global water calendar. Workshops are now held every second year providing a much needed platform for researchers and managers in the health and water sectors; allowing them to meet, discuss current knowledge and share new findings and combine their expertise for national benefit.
The upcoming Australia and New Zealand Cyanobacterial Workshop, to be held on 29-30 September 2020, marks the workshops seventh edition.
To access presentations and abstracts from previous workshops, click on the links below:
7th Australian and New Zealand Cyanobacterial Workshop
29-30 September 2020
Hosted by The University of Western Australia
Proudly supported by WaterRA