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Uncertainty and groundwater sustainable yield

Uncertainty and groundwater sustainable yield

While sustainable yield is difficult to quantify for many groundwater systems, water users and the community need to know that they can be confident in the science used to determine it.

Coal mining and the Liverpool Plains: Aquifers and aquitards

Coal mining and the Liverpool Plains: Aquifers and aquitards

Understanding how aquifers at different depths interact with each other and with surface water can help manage the impact of coal mining activities on groundwater quality.

Out of sight out of mind - floodplains

Out of sight out of mind - floodplains

Recognition of the significant role of floodplains in the complexity of Australian river systems is crucial to sustainable water management.

3D Integration of surface and ground water data for improved catchment knowledge

3D Integration of surface and ground water data for improved catchment knowledge

Combining sampling and measurements of surface water with computer modelling technology develops better understanding of surface-groundwater connectivity.

National water footprints

National water footprints

By comparing the consumption patterns of different countries, strategies can be developed to improve water use efficiency and reduce our impact on water resources.

Letting down the marshes

Letting down the marshes

The demise of the Macquarie Marshes in NSW, an internationally significant wetland, highlights a critical breakdown in habitat management across vested interests and the price of prioritising water extraction for commercial use above environmental allocations.

National groundwater reform

National groundwater reform

A position paper prepared by concerned groundwater professionals to encourage change in addressing national groundwater issues.

Recharging groundwater supplies using recycled water

Recharging groundwater supplies using recycled water

Scientists have proposed using recycled water as a means of maintaining sustainable levels of groundwater resources in Sydney.

A call for tougher groundwater management

A call for tougher groundwater management

Amid one of Australia's worst droughts, the understanding and efficient management of groundwater supplies and their use has taken on a new urgency.

Groundwater: out of sight, but vital for life

Although groundwater is out of sight beneath the earth, many plants and animals that live on the surface depend on it for their existence.

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