International Water Centre Masters Student Joins BMRG for 4 Months
Mar 03, 2016
Ms Neeru Ghale from Nepal is is studying erosion processes and rehabilitation methods which may be transferable to her homelands cropping and horticulture areas. Neeru is studying through the International Water Centre which is a group under the umbrella of the University of Queensland at St Lucia. The IWC specialises in providing a Masters Degree course which focuses on the social and environmental aspects of water management as well as the technical details.
Neeru will do most of the work from her base in Brisbane but has recently visited the region for a week to inspect erosion rehabilitation in her study area the Stewart River catchment and other Burnett catchment sites. Her research project is entitled, “A critical assessment of cost effective techniques for rehabilitating eroded gullies in the Burnett-Mary Catchment area of Southern Queensland”. During her stay she has had the opportunity to meet local producers during 6 farm visits from Kingaroy to Mundubbera and most of the BMRG staff at Bundaberg. It was a busy week and she found our part of Queensland very beautiful and will visit again over the course of the next few months to expand her knowledge of the region, the erosion processes and the local options for rehabilitation.
Soil conservation officer John Day will be Neeru’s contact during her project with BMRG.