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Role of 3D visual conceptualisation of groundwater system models as a management support tool

Cox, Malcolm, Young, Joseph A., James, Allan, Hawke, Amy, & Todd, Andrew (2009) Role of 3D visual conceptualisation of groundwater system models as a management support tool. In First Australian 3D Hydrogeology Workshop, 31 August & 1 September 2009, Canberra. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

After the recent prolonged drought conditions in many parts of Australia it is increasingly recognised that many groundwater systems are under stress. Although this is obvious for systems that are utilised for intensive irrigation many other groundwater systems are also impacted.Management strategies are highly variable to non-existent. Policy and regulation are also often inadequate, and are reactive or politically driven. In addition, there is a wide range of opinion by water users and other stakeholders as to what is “reasonable”management practice. These differences are often related to the “value”that is put on the groundwater resource. Opinions vary from “our right to free water”to an awareness that without effective management the resource will be degraded. There is also often misunderstanding of surface water-groundwater linkages, recharge processes, and baseflow to drainage systems.

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ID Code: 31005
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Additional Information: All presentations can be freely accessed via the workshop website (see Additional URL)
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > GEOLOGY (040300) > Geology not elsewhere classified (040399)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Biogeoscience
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2010 07:30
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 13:24

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