This project will develop a water management framework with a focus on identifying sustainable options for managing onshore gas wastewater in the Northern Territory. The outputs from this framework include fit-for-purpose management and water treatment alternatives that consider costs, and high-level environmental and social outcomes.

Water management is one of the main concerns held by those communities potentially impacted by shale gas development in the NT. This project will involve close consultation with industry, government and community groups to incorporate a range of key social, environmental and economic assessment criteria into the framework. The use of the framework will guide industry and regulators to make optimal wastewater management decisions, with benefits to local communities, broader society and the environment.

Project progress

Project proposal PDF 612 KB

A detailed description of the project, budget and research  milestones

Project order, July 2020

Project progress PDF 779 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Project progress, July 2020

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