Waterlines

Waterlines is a series of works commissioned by the National Water Commission on key water issues.


Waterlines 90
An assessment of groundwater management and monitoring costs in Australia Issue No: 90, September 2012

Assesses existing groundwater monitoring infrastructure in terms of age, technology, suitability of coverage, and baseline cost.

Waterlines 89
Assessing the value of groundwater Issue No: 89, September 2012

Sets out to increase our knowledge of the value of groundwater and to equip water planners and managers with a tool to factor in economic considerations when making decisions about resourcing and managing a groundwater resource.

Waterlines 88
Cost recovery for groundwater planning and management in Australia Issue No: 88, September 2012

Benchmarks current approaches to cost recovery for groundwater planning and management activities in Australia.

Waterlines 87: Recognising the broader benefits of aquatic systems in water planning
Recognising the broader benefits of aquatic systems in water planning: an ecosystem services approach Issue No: 87, August 2012

Encourages a more comprehensive, systematic and transparent consideration of the multiple benefits of aquatic systems in water planning.

Waterlines 86: Water for Australia’s arid zone – identifying and assessing Australia’s palaeovalley groundwater resources: summary report
Water for Australia’s arid zone – identifying and assessing Australia’s palaeovalley groundwater resources: summary report Issue No: 86, August 2012

Summarises the main findings from investigations at five regional demonstration sites and outlines the process involved in developing the new thematic palaeovalley map of arid and semi-arid Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Waterlines 85: National-scale vulnerability assessment of seawater intrusion: summary report
National-scale vulnerability assessment of seawater intrusion: summary report Issue No: 85, August 2012

Identifies several opportunities to progress and develop effective resource management and protection of Australia’s coastal aquifers through additional monitoring, research, stakeholder education and communication.

Waterlines 84: Impacts of groundwater extraction on streamflow in selected catchments throughout Australia
Impacts of groundwater extraction on streamflow in selected catchments throughout Australia Issue No: 84, June 2012

Provides a desktop assessment of groundwater/surface water connectivity across Australia.

Waterlines 83 - Assessment of groundwater licensing, metering and extraction estimation arrangements and techniques in Australia
Assessment of groundwater licensing, metering and extraction estimation arrangements and techniques in Australia Issue No: 83, June 2012

Provides a summary of jurisdictional progress towards achieving the licensing and metering expectations of the National Water Initiative (NWI).

Waterlines 82 - Australian groundwater modelling guidelines
Australian groundwater modelling guidelines Issue No: 82, June 2012

Highlights the development of updated guidelines that promote a consistent and sound approach to groundwater flow and solute transport models in Australia.

Waterlines 81 - Guidance for groundwater storage utilisation in water planning
Guidance for groundwater storage utilisation in water planning Issue No: 81, June 2012

Describes how extraction regimes should be selected as part of the planning process by weighing up the benefits of extraction versus the risks associated with changes to water levels, pressures, recharge and discharge on both short and long term basis.

Waterlines 80: New technology to reduce water evaporation from large storages
New technology to reduce evaporation from large water storages Issue No: 80, June 2012

Describes the laboratory work and field testing undertaken during 2010 and 2011 to evaluate and further optimise a new ultra-thin product to form a film on the surface of the large water storages to reduce evaporation.

Waterlines 79: Sustainable management of coastal groundwater resources and opportunities for further development
Sustainable management of coastal groundwater resources and opportunities for further development Issue No: 79, March 2012

Provides a summary of the Sustainable Management of Coastal Groundwater Resources project and presents the key findings and conclusions from information gathered.

Waterlines 78: A national approach for investigating and managing poorly understood groundwater systems
A national approach for investigating and managing poorly understood groundwater systems Issue No: 78, March 2012

Provides guidance on the minimum data requirements (e.g. rainfall and land use data, bore networks) to adequately investigate groundwater systems with a low levels of use.

Waterlines 77: Integrating the mining sector into water planning and entitlements regimes
Integrating the mining sector into water planning and entitlements regimes Issue No: 77, March 2012

Presents a number of principles that jurisdictions may wish to consider in their ongoing efforts to better integrate water planning management arrangements in line with their NWI commitments.

Waterlines 76: Guidance on ecological responses and hydrological modelling for low-flow water planning
Guidance on ecological responses and hydrological modelling for low-flow water planning Issue No: 76, March 2012

Organises the key findings of the investigations around typical water planning steps so that the information is more accessible to water planners and managers