In Australia and New Zealand, the quality of environmental water improves by changing water quality guidelines.
The University of Queensland is part of a joint research effort to develop a new method that will help determine the maximum acceptable concentration of chemicals on waterways.
Dr. Michael Warn, Ph.D. in Research in the Field of the Earth's crust and the environment, said that Australia and New Zealand are part of the Water and Water Management Guidelines, which help protect water ecosystems.
"Australia and New Zealand will link our new guidelines with the latest research projects since 2000," he said.
"Now we can be sure that irrigation ecosystems will be protected.
"The new method will help develop more than 60 most important chemicals, in particular pesticides, metals, industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
"It can continue to make sure that our waterways are not toxic to thousands of species, from fish to microalgae. We share these resources. "
Dr. Warney said the book was inspired by dozens of Australian water purification efforts Silent spring Rachel Carson
"This explains the importance of transferring the quality of water to ecosystem health and the harmful effects of pesticides," he said.
"When I learned about US water quality criteria for water chemicals, it suddenly dropped – I can help protect the water ecosystem by working in this space."
Dr Worn said that there was a room for improvement.
"These instructions are intended to protect the organism from the effects of individual chemicals, but the organisms are usually exposed to various chemicals," he said.
"I am now focusing on my research, DES's colleagues, and the method of assessing the effects of chemical impurities.
"Greater barrier reefs, such as the quality of water and the quality of water in many urban waterways, are particularly uncomfortable.
"We need to work to improve the quality of water not only for ourselves but also for the life of our waterways".
Partners of the project are the Queensland Environment and Science Department (DES), CSIRO, Research Institute for Ecology of Supervisory Scientists, NSW EPA, Institute for Entometronics and National Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand).
In the figure on the left, Dr. Michael Vorne drew water samples in the field.