The spill resulting from the dredging of Fremantle Port is the subject of a free public forum tomorrow.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research in partnership with the Swanbourne Coastal Alliance Inc will present their real-time monitoring system at the forum showing the extent of the movement of the spill along the coastline.
The dredging raised the concern of the general public, local government authorities and environmentalists. Monitoring shows the spill extending as far north as Trigg and into the Swan River.
The Western Australian technology is a world first and is in use in the Swan-Canning River basin stretching from Mortlock and Yilgarn to Cockburn Sound out to Rottnest. It is also being used in Rio de la Plata in Argentina and Lake Iseo in Italy.
Professor Jorg Imberger, Director of the Centre for Water Research, will present the system at a public forum at 6.00 p.m. at the Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club.
WHAT: Public forum: Real-time monitoring of the Fremantle Port dredging spill
WHEN: 6pm, Thursday 10 June
WHERE: Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club, 202 Marine Parade Swanbourne