This study will develop and test a decision support framework to improve management of groundwater resources. Research outcomes will consider probable future groundwater use scenarios, taking account of climate change and various future water use patterns for irrigation, forestry, onshore gas and other industries in the south east of South Australia.

Increasing demands on available water resources and the requirement for sustainable development have implications for the amount of water available for agricultural and industrial uses in the future. A science-based decision support framework will assist policy development and decision-makers to manage valuable water resources.

Project progress

Project proposal PDF 413 KB

A detailed description of the project, budget and research milestones.

Project order, June 2020

Project progress PDF 583 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Project progress, July 2020

Extras

Safeguarding future groundwater use in South Australia PDF 310 KB

This factsheet describes the research project which will develop 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. This will help prioritise the management of groundwater to avoid stress on this valuable resource.

Factsheet, October 2020

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