Project: From river basin to barrier reef

From river basin to barrier reef

Due to changes in land-use suspended sediment and nutrients, derived from the Berau Delta, might negatively impact coral reef health.  This project focused on understanding and predicting the distribution of freshwater and suspended sediment over the Berau river and the estuarine channel network. Furthermore, it investigates the flow and suspended transport from the estuary mouths to the barrier reefs. 

Delta: Berau River delta, Indonesia

Future Deltas theme: Understanding Drivers, Predicting Impacts, Optimizing Solutions

Funding: WOTRO

Duration: 2006-2012

Researchers: Dr. Frans Buschman, Ayi Tarya MSc