National Groundwater Action Plan projects

Under the National Groundwater Action Plan, which was funded under the Raising National Water Standards Program, the National Water Commission invested in a suite of projects to improve groundwater knowledge and progress the groundwater reforms agreed to under the National Water Initiative.

Project funding themes

Projects were funded under the following themes:

  • Harmonisation of groundwater definitions and standards, and improved governance and management practices
  • Northern Australia Groundwater Stocktake
  • National assessment of sites suitable for managed aquifer recharge and recovery
  • Vulnerability of groundwater dependent ecosystems
  • Investigation of groundwater-surface water inter-connectivity
  • Strategic aquifer characterisation to quantify sustainable yields
  • National review of groundwater potential for deep fresh, saline and brackish waters
  • Managing risks to groundwater quality
  • National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
  • Knowledge and capacity building.

Harmonisation of groundwater definitions and standards, and improved governance and management practices

Strategic aquifer characterisation to quantify sustainable yields

National review of groundwater potential for deep fresh, saline and brackish waters

National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training