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- Bioremediation of industry effluent in the context of Water Resource Management.
- Development of sediment quality guidelines for South African freshwaters.
- Development of sublethal toxicity test methods (physiological measures; biochemical markers) for indigenous species (invertebrates; algae).
- Application of the above in water quality management (e.g. development of water quality guidelines; resource quality objectives; biomonitoring).
- Refining biomonitoring techniques (e.g. aquatic invertebrate species level identification; diatom and microbial biodiversity).
- Development of site specific biomonitoring and appropriate toxicological technologies for industry (SASOL; Richards Bay Minerals).
- Exploring endocrine disruption in aquatic invertebrates.
- Development of a water quality management plan for Boksburg Lake.
- Research into integrating water quality and quantity in ecological water requirements.
- a Protocol for Acute Toxicity Testing of single substances, using selected riverine invertebrates, in Artificial Stream Systems
- the development of a method for applying toxicity results in ecological Reserve determinations for water quality
- the application of toxicity results in the derivation of a new national salinity effluent standard
- an outline of draft Guidelines for Whole Effluent Toxicity testing
- The production of "Some for all Forever: Water ecosystems and people" WRC handbook
- The production of "Environmental Water Quality in Water Resources Management"WRC Handbook.
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