Geographic Information System
The Geographic Information System (GIS) will allow you to explore the water systems, built environment, land use and ecosystems of Narawang Wetland and its surroundings. Examine the characteristics of Narawang Wetland through this Geographic Information System activity. Use the legend to examine each category in greater detail.
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Some pests thrive in nutrient rich water. Locate the surface water runoff arrows and the Habitat Ponds on your map. Suggest where excess nutrients may come from and identify point sources of pollution.
Leachate is the liquid byproduct of rubbis and waste materials that are gradually breaking down over time. At Narawang Wetland, an extensive underground system of pipes collect and channel the leachate to a collection area for removal. Locate the leachate system on the map.
Why do you think it’s important to construct a leachate system underneath the freshwater wetland?
Industrial and residential development near Narawang Wetland must be low polluting, although some impacts still may occur. Locate the current built environment near Narawang Wetland. Suggest some potential impacts to water quality as a result of development occurring near to the Wetland.
Wetlands function as water filters and play an important role in maintaining and improving water quality. Explain how Narawang Wetland assists in the maintenance of water quality in both the parklands and the greater catchment area.