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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.
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.
Recognition of the significant role of floodplains in the complexity of Australian river systems is crucial to sustainable water management.
Combining sampling and measurements of surface water with computer modelling technology develops better understanding of surface-groundwater connectivity.
By comparing the consumption patterns of different countries, strategies can be developed to improve water use efficiency and reduce our impact on water resources.
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.
A position paper prepared by concerned groundwater professionals to encourage change in addressing national groundwater issues.
Scientists have proposed using recycled water as a means of maintaining sustainable levels of groundwater resources in Sydney.
Amid one of Australia's worst droughts, the understanding and efficient management of groundwater supplies and their use has taken on a new urgency.
Although groundwater is out of sight beneath the earth, many plants and animals that live on the surface depend on it for their existence.