Europe’s Rivers under scrutiny

A continent-wide survey on the health of Europe’s rivers has revealed the way waterways are examined leaves a lot to be desired.

A new technique has been trialled where organic pollution known as “leaf litter” has the rate at which it decomposes tested.

It is said to be a beneficial monitor as the rates alter in response to a variety of stressors related to human activity, such as land use and exotic plant invasions. The method is also being trialled in the southern Murray-Darling basin.

Read more at Monash University