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Urban rural water exchange : PRW in the Lockyer Valley

Wolf, L. , Cresswell, R. , Rassam, D. , Ellis, T. , Toze, S. , Merrin, L. , Morrow, D. , Foley, J. , Robinson, B. , Silburn, M. , Bleakley, A. , Arunakumaren, J. , Evans, P. , Hawke, Amy, & Cox, Malcolm (2010) Urban rural water exchange : PRW in the Lockyer Valley. In Science Forum: Building Linkages, Colloboration and Science Quality which is being run by Urban Water Security Research Alliance, 28th - 29th September 2010, Brisbane. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A significant amount (ca. 15-25 GL/a) of PRW (Purified Recycled Water) from urban areas is foreseen as augmentation of the depleted groundwater resources of the Lockyer Valley (approx. 80 km west of Brisbane). Theresearch project uses field investigations, lab trials and modelling techniques to address the key challenges: (i) how to determine benefits of individual users from the augmentation of a natural common pool resource; (ii) how to minimise impacts of applying different quality water on the Lockyer soils, to creeks and on aquifier materials; (iii) how to minimuse mobilisation of salts in the unsaturated and saturated zones as a result of increased deep drainage; (iv) determination of potential for direct aquifer recharge using injection wells?

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ID Code: 34197
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: Hydrogeology, Lockyer Valley, Visualisation, Groundwater
Subjects: 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
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Copyright Owner: Wolf, L.1, Cresswell, R.1, Rassam, D.1, Ellis, T.1, Toze, S.1, Merrin, L.1, Morrow, D1, Foley, J.2, Robinson, B.2, Silburn, M.2, Bleakley, A.2, Arunakumaren, J3, Evans, P3, Hawke, A. 4, Cox, M4 1 CSIRO Land & Water, 2 Dep. Of Environment and Resource Management, 3 RPS Consultants, 4 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2010 11:17
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:23

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