Open Hydroponics: Risks and OpportunitiesOpen Hydroponics Ecological Risk Assessment
Land & Water Australia. 2008. Open Hydroponics: Risks and Opportunities. [Online] (Updated June 12th, 2012)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/1129 [Accessed Thursday 24th of October 2013 06:34:10 PM ].
The purpose of this component of the research was to develop a method to identify likely ecological risks associated with Open Hydroponics (OH) in the Mallee region, using an ecological risk assessment approach.
Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) is the process of defining and assessing the risks to ecological resources of anthropogenic hazards and determining the acceptability of those risks. The hazard(s) can be any chemical, physical or biological entity that causes an adverse ecological response. In order to pose a risk, the hazard must 1) cause an adverse effect and 2) must be in association with the target end-point for long enough and at sufficient strength to elicit the effect.
R Faggian, A Boland