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A 3D visualisation model applied to a thick, multi-layered alluvial groundwater system under stress : Condamine Valley, QLD

James, Allan, Cox, Malcolm, Hawke, Amy, & Young, Joseph A. (2010) A 3D visualisation model applied to a thick, multi-layered alluvial groundwater system under stress : Condamine Valley, QLD. In National Goundwater Conference, 31 October - 4 November 2010, National Convention Centre, Canberra. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The upper Condamine River in southern Queensland has formed extensive alluvial deposits which have been used for irrigation of cotton crops for over 40 years. Due to excessive use and long term drought conditions these groundwater resources are under substantial threat. This condition is now recognised by all stakeholders, and Qld Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) are currently undertaking a water planning process for the Central Condamine Alluvium with water users and other stakeholders. DERM aims to effectively demonstrate the character of the groundwater system and its current status, and notably the continued long-term drawdown of the watertable. It was agreed that 3D visualisation was an ideal tool to achieve this. The Groundwater Visualisation System (GVS) developed at QUT was utilised and the visualisation model developed in conjunction with DERM to achieve a planning-management tool for this particular application

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ID Code: 38698
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Condamine Valley, visualisation, hydrogeology, groundwater
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > OTHER EARTH SCIENCES (049900) > Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified (049999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2011 07:39
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 13:11

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