There are many measures being taken to reduce the amount of water pollution present in ocean water in and around Australia.

This is a country that is very aware of water pollution issues and is working hard to reduce their effects over time. However, it takes a lot of time and effort to make a difference against a problem as big and as widespread as water pollution, but Australia is well on its way to cleaning up dirty water sources and keeping the ocean as safe and as clean as possible for both human and animal life in years to come. Below are just some of the ways in which Australia is fighting back against water pollution problems.



Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA) provides Waters (Chemical) proficiency testing program which has run since 1992 and Sea Waters proficiency testing program. 

The eight rounds Waters (Chemical) programs are expected to be:

i)          Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium 

ii)         Bromide, Chloride, Fluoride, Iodide 

iii)        Metals (Aluminium, Barium, Bismuth, Boron, Lithium, Manganese, Silver, Strontium) 

iv)        Total Recoverable Oil and Grease 

v)         Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus 

vi)        Metals (Arsenic, Mercury, Selenium) 

vii)       Sulphate, Conductivity, pH, Turbidity, Colour 

viii)      Total Solids, Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids 

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