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.
To access presentations and abstracts from previous workshops, click on the links below:
7th Australian and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop
Due to ongoing uncertainty regarding travel, this event will be delievered online.
2021 Host Organisation: Water Research Australia (Adelaide, SA)
2021 Organising committee:
Anas Ghadouani | University of Western Australia (Co-chair)
Arash Zamyadi | Water Research Australia (Co-chair)
Liah Coggins | University of Western Australia
Rita Henderson | University of New South Wales
Michele Burford | Griffith University
Nick Crosbie | Melbourne Water
Jessica Burgess | Water Research Australia
For more information please contact Dr Arash Zamyadi.
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