Monday 23rd November 2020 Dr Ian Wright spoke on the impact of mining in Sydney’s water catchment areas, including water pollution from coal mine wastewater discharges, subsidence and water pollution, coal ash and water pollution, and fly-ash, concrete and water contamination.
Ian Wright is a specialist in water quality and water management and has been called a ‘water nerd’. His research interests include freshwater ecology, water chemistry and water pollution. Ian has a long standing interest in the impact of urban development and mining on streams and rivers, and is an enthusiastic participant in community engagement activities in water science and management projects.
Please note talk starts about 3 minutes into the video.
At OFF General meeting on (23 November 2020 ) we discussed the Dendrobium Mine Extension Proposal which is soon to be examined by the NSW Independent Planning Commission. The impacts of the mine extension on our water supplies will be severe and it is proposed that OFF lodges an objection and encourages all members to do the same. MORE INFORMATION ON MAKING SUBMISSIONS