Detecting long-term temporal trends in sediment-bound trace metals from urbanised catchments
David J Sharley, Simon M Sharp, Sophie Bourgues, Vincent J Pettigrove
Environmental Pollution | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016
The shift from rural lifestyles to urban living has dramatically altered the way humans interact and live across the globe. With over 50% of the world's populations living within cities, and significant increases expected over the next 50 years, it is critical that changes to social, economic and environmental sustainability of cities globally be implicit. Protecting and enhancing aquatic ecosystems, which provide important ecosystem services, is challenging. A number of factors influence pollutants in urban waterways including changes in land-use, impervious area and stormwater discharges, with sediment-bound pollution a major issue worldwide. This work aimed to investigate the spatial and ..View full abstract
We thank Melbourne Water Corporation for kindly providing funding towards this study, through the Long-term Sediment Quality Assessment Program. We also thank CAPIM and the University of Melbourne for providing infrastructure. We thank Daniel MacMahon, Matt O'Brien and Cameron Amos for field assistance and Elizabeth Morris and Kallie Townsend for reviewing the manuscript.