Invitation to Groundwater Net Workshops
You are invited to attend one of five Groundwater Net workshops being held in Injune, Wallumbilla, Taroom, Noonga or Wandoan between 16 – 20 October.
Groundwater Net is a community-based groundwater monitoring group for landholders to help foster an understanding of landholder’s groundwater resources in areas where resource development such as coal seam gas or mining, is occurring or proposed.
Groundwater Net members have access to resources and support to effectively measure groundwater levels or pressure in their own private bores. This data is stored on the Department of Natural Resources and Mines’ online groundwater database.
Regular monitoring provides bore owners with valuable information on aquifer trends, pump performance and potential bore maintenance issues. It may also give early warning of any impacts from other users, including the resource industry.
Annual Status Reports for Groundwater Net groups in the Eurombah Creek, Fairview, Injune, Noonga-Dulacca, Miles-Drillham, Taroom, Wallumbilla & Wandoan areas have been prepared and will be shared and discussed at the October workshops.
Topics covered at workshops will include:
- The local area Annual Status Report comparing monitoring data sourced from landholders, departmental loggers and CSG companies
- Presentations by resource company hydrogeologists
- Research being undertaken by the University of Queensland including carbon storage, groundwater recharge, water use and aquifer interconnectivity.
Workshops will be held at Wallumbilla on October 16, Injune October 17, Taroom October 18, Noonga October 19 and Wandoan on October 20.
For more information about Groundwater Net visit https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/mining-energy-water/resources/land-environment/landholders/groundwater-monitoring