It has been reported that the students of the Fulbright scholar program would be undertaking an in-depth study over the climate change. The names of the students who would be taking part in the study would be announced today in the evening during dinner in Sydney.
In the current Fulbright scholar program there are 26 students. Out of the 26 students, nine students would be extensively taking part in the study of global climate change. It has been informed that the students would be closely working with Professor Michael Douglas, who has been studying tropical rivers of northern Australia for past few years.
Professor Douglas was reported as saying, "More than 60 per cent of Australia's fresh water is in those 50 catchments that flow into the northern seas off Australia. It has the world's largest concentration of free flowing rivers - rivers without dams. It's very special".
The environmentalists are fearsome about the pristine river system. They are fearful that the tropical rivers in the coming times would be affected by ineffective land management, cattle and feral species such as pigs.
An emphasis has been laid over building dam to change the flow of the river and to direct them to dry south areas. Professor Michael Douglas through the program desires to build a foundation of knowledge, which he has gathered in the past six years.
Professor Michael Douglas is confident that the students of Fulbright Scholar would help him in achieving his goals. Through Fulbright Scholar Program, the students of Australia and America are exchanged and they are provided with an opportunity to excel in their respective fields.
It has been informed that during the extensive study the students would study interstate water allocation disputes in the US and will examine if the same could be applied in Australia.