Improving water quality
Cutting run-off will help to stop future crown of thorns starfish outbreaks, and support coral gardens to recover from coral bleaching. We need strong laws which ban outdated high polluting practices. We also need a multi-billion dollar fund to repair Reef catchments and assist farmers to adopt cleaner, more profitable practices.
Improving water quality will have multiple benefits. The benefits to the Reef are clear. It will ensure that coral is more abundant and stronger in the face of global warming, fishing, industrialisation and coastal development. A comprehensive water quality improvement program will boost agriculture and help secure the future of the tourism industry.