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Traffic Area
Research

Critical review of heavy metal pollution of traffic area runoff: Occurrence, influencing factors, and partitioning

AUTHORS Maximilian Huber, Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Am Coulombwall 8, 85748 Garching, Germany Antje Welker,  Fachgebiet Siedlungswasserwirtschaft und Hydromechanik, …

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Roads in Australia
Research

Stormwater Management: Calculation of Traffic Area Runoff Loads and Traffic Related Emissions

AUTHORS Maximilian Huber, Brigitte Helmreich ABSTRACT Metals such as antimony, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, and zinc can be highly relevant pollutants in stormwater runoff …

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microplastics
Research

Primary Microplastics in the Oceans: a Global Evaluation of Sources

AUTHORS Julien Boucher, Damien Friot ABSTRACT Plastic has penetrated everyday life: from clothing to coatings and from transport vehicles to cleaning products. Plastic is cheap, …

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Wetlands
Research

Microplastic pollution in a stormwater floating treatment wetland: Detection of tyre particles in sediment

AUTHORS Shima Ziajahromi, School of Environment and Science, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University Darren Drapper, Drapper Environmental Consulting Andy Hornbuckle, SPEL Stormwater Llew Rintoul, School of Chemistry, Physics and …

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Plastic on the ocean floor
Research

Environmentally relevant concentrations of polyethylene microplastics negatively impact the survival, growth and emergence of sediment-dwelling invertebrates

AUTHORS Shima Ziajahromi, Australian Rivers Institute and School of Environment and Science, Griffith University Anupama Kumar, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Peta A. Neale, Australian Rivers …

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Plastic Pollution
Research

Impact of Microplastic Beads and Fibers on Waterflea Survival, Growth, and Reproduction: Implications of Single and Mixture Exposures

AUTHORS Shima Ziajahromi 1, Anupama Kumar 2, Peta A Neale 1, Frederic D L Leusch 1 ABSTRACT There is limited knowledge regarding the adverse effects of wastewater-derived microplastics, particularly fibers, on aquatic …

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With the valuable research Stormwater Shepherds and our affiliate partners undertake, we discover, learn and move one step closer to a clean water future.

The most effective way to reduce the harmful effects of stormwater pollution is to prevent it from entering our waterways. This is a combination approach targeting education, knowledge sharing and improved stormwater infrastructure.

Our focus is to stop the plastic and urban pollution highways at the source through

  • Positive Action – helping restore inland waterway environments
  • Education – providing a deeper awareness of the importance of stormwater networks and the impacts of plastic and urban pollution on all lifeforms
  • Advocacy – for long-term sustainable approaches to successfully managing plastic pollution
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We believe in the value of connection, communication and collaboration to influence and guide how we can help protect life in our world’s watercourses, whether human or animal.

Togetherness is strength.

The most effective way to reduce the harmful effects of stormwater pollution is to prevent it from entering our waterways. This is a combination approach targeting education, knowledge sharing and improved stormwater infrastructure.

Our focus is to stop the plastic and urban pollution highways at the source through

  • Positive Action – helping restore inland waterway environments
  • Education – providing a deeper awareness of the importance of stormwater networks and the impacts of plastic and urban pollution on all lifeforms
  • Advocacy – for long-term sustainable approaches to successfully managing plastic pollution
stormwater shepherds logo

We believe in the value of connection, communication and collaboration to influence and guide how we can help protect life in our world’s watercourses, whether human or animal.

Togetherness is strength.

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