Estimation of Groundwater Environmental Water Reserves for Aquifers and Aquifer Systems, Victoria

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As a consequence of Council of Australian Government (COAG) reforms the Victorian state government committed to establishing environmental water reserves for aquifers in Victoria, which take into account the need to protect the integrity of the aquifer and the needs of groundwater dependent ecosystems.  

GHD investigated current and alternative approaches to determining environmental water reserves for aquifers in Victoria for the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the National Water Initiative.

GHD also developed a methodology for establishing environmental needs of groundwater systems.  The company has since carried out a successful trial of the methodology developed on part of the Glenelg Hopkins catchment in south-west Victoria.



With you, our hydrogeologists work alongside our engineers, environmental consultants, planners, surveyors and GIS consultants to arrive at integrated solutions.

GHD has global hydrogeological experience in groundwater resource assessment, aquifer storage and recovery (ASR), mine dewatering, aquifer depressurisation, groundwater management and environmental assessment, salinity, acid sulfate soils (ASS) and acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD).

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