Decision support framework for groundwater development scenarios

A research-based framework for managing future groundwater use in South East South Australia

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.