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IMPACT podcast with Dr. Adam Rose

CQUniversity flood and water expert Dr Adam Rose believes slowing the velocity of water during flood events could have huge benefits for the environment, economies and communities.

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Y’now traditionally the barramundi would reproduce at the mouth of estuaries. Instead of that happening at the mouth of the creek, now that’s happening 60, 80 kilometres out to the reef.
That’s when I saw slow the flow, give back the barra her mojo.
Sort of building contours on the land, you plant those with native species that koalas and that can use as habitat.  
Dams will be part of the solution – the issue that I have is that no dam that is currently in existence is what we’re thinking about.
If the water is healthy, the country is healthy. If the country is healthy, the people and culture.