Ground and surface waters
Surface and groundwater research aims to enable the onshore gas industry to plan and manage water resources according to the Integrated Water Resource Management framework promoted by the Global Water partnership. Essentially it aims to improve the understanding of regional groundwater flows and management of groundwater impacts.
Examination of stygofauna ecosystems of the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This fact sheet provides an overview of new CSIRO research into the extent to which stygofauna present in water bores reflect their presence more widely within aquifers in the Beetaloo Sub-basin, Northern Territory.
Geochemical modelling and geophysical surveys to refine understanding of connectivity between coal seams and aquifers
This fact sheet provides an overview of CSIRO research designed to improve our knowledge of groundwater systems in the Gunnedah and Surat basins in the Narrabri region of NSW.
Microbial communities and their ability to degrade prospective chemicals used in coal seam gas activities
This fact sheet provides an overview of the CSIRO research project investigating microbial degradation of chemicals used in coal seam gas (CSG) activities in soils and waters in the Narrabri region, NSW.
Groundwater modelling and predictive analysis to inform CSG impact assessment, monitoring and management
This fact sheet describes CSIRO research project activities relating to independent groundwater modelling and predictive analyses in the Narrabri region of New South Wales.
Developing flood model scenarios for Cooper Creek
Enabling a better understanding of flooding in the Cooper Creek catchment in south-west Queensland.
Monitoring microbial communities in aquifers and soils of the Beetaloo Sub‑basin
Understanding microbial degradation of shale gas industry chemicals and fluids in the Northern Territory.
Improved approaches to long-term monitoring of decommissioned onshore gas wells
This research investigated options for long-term monitoring of well integrity in decommissioned onshore gas wells in the Northern Territory.
Studying groundwater systems in the Canning Basin in Western Australia
This project reviewed existing knowledge about groundwater systems in the Canning Basin to develop a more complete understanding of geological and hydrogeological information.
Safeguarding future groundwater use in South Australia
This project will create a modelling tool to predict how aquifers in the south east of South Australia could be used in the future given the demands of a range of industries.
Optimising wastewater management for onshore gas in the NT
This fact sheet describes research project activities aimed at developing a water management framework that identifies sustainable options for managing onshore gas wastewater in the Northern Territory, should gas resource development proposals proceed.
Microbial degradation of chemicals and fluids in aquifers
This fact sheet describes research activities to establish baselines for microbial communities in the Tertiary Limestone Aquifer in south east South Australia. In addition, researchers will study the potential for microbial degradation of chemicals used by the onshore gas industry.
Environmental monitoring and microbial degradation of onshore shale gas activity chemicals and fluids in the Northern Territory
Fact sheet to better understand how typical onshore gas chemicals biodegrade in relevant aquifers and soil types in the Northern Territory
Characterising stygofauna and microbial assemblages in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
A survey of water bores in the Beetaloo Sub-basin to characterise subterranean groundwater-dependent ecosystems
Groundwater characteristics in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This project will provide information on the baseline concentrations of various compounds in the groundwater of important aquifers in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
Potential water impacts of coal seam gas in the Pilliga Sandstone
Analysing potential changes in groundwater flows to the Pilliga Sandstone, a Great Artesian Basin aquifer
Groundwater contamination risk assessment
This fact sheet shares research outcomes that improve the understanding of water contamination risks due to hydraulic fracturing in CSG extraction
New South Wales coal seam gas research projects: Update summary
Progress summary of research by GISERA in regional NSW, September 2017.