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Stabilization of hydrology at waste disposal sites through revegetation

Funding: 2006: $35,272
2007: $66,511
2008: $61,581
2009: $41,343
2010: $11,000

Project Member(s): Eamus, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
WSN Environmental Solutions (WSN Environmental Solutions partnership funding)

Start year: 2006

Summary: Our aim is to evaluate how a mixture of native woody species and grasses can be used to minimize the risk of contamination of water systems as a result of deep drainage and run-off from solid waste disposal sites. Absence of vegetation during site preparation leads to saturation of the top to middle layers of the soil profile, with excess water draining into the groundwater, taking contaminants with it. This study will assist in the choice of vegetation and its management for stabilising hydrology at waste disposal sites to minimise off-site effects.'',


Morales, PK, Yunusa, IAM, Lugg, G, Li, Z, Gribben, P & Eamus, D 2013, 'Belowground eco-restoration of a suburban waste-storage landscape: Earthworm dynamics in grassland and in a succession of woody vegetation covers', LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, vol. 120, no. 1, pp. 16-24.
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Keywords: soil water, transpiration, root growth, groundwater, waste disposal, revegetation,

FOR Codes: Land Capability and Soil Degradation, Management and Environment, Nutrition and Physiology, Land and water management, Industrial/degraded areas, Rehabilitation/reafforestation, Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments, Rehabilitation of Degraded Urban and Industrial Environments, Tree Nutrition and Physiology, Forestry Management and Environment, Urban and Industrial Land Management, Land capability and soil productivity, Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management, Coastal and estuarine systems and management, Terrestrial systems and management