Optimising wastewater management for onshore gas in the NT

December 10th, 2020

This factsheet 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.

The Northern Territory Government prohibits wastewater produced as a result of gas resouce production to be re-injected into aquifers or discharge to surface waterways. Therefore, more sustainable options for treatment, reuse, or disposal of wastewater must be explored.