Developing a wastewater lifecycle management framework for onshore gas development in the Northern Territory

July 30th, 2023

This fact sheet describes research project activities to develop 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.