CWiMI, in partnership with the Centre for Coal Seam Gas, delivered on milestones for three projects.

The Water Atlas Feasibility study created visualisation and analytical tools with the aim of enabling non-specialists to extract, analyse and view water chemistry and geology data simultaneously. The project outcomes will be used in the next stage of research, Development of a water chemistry atlas for the Surat Basin CSG areas.

The Groundwater Uses project will achieve better estimates of abstraction volumes for non-CSG related activities in the Surat and Bowen Basins. The estimates are critical inputs to numerical models that are currently used to assess the potential impacts of CSG production on groundwater resources.

Similarly Recharge estimation in the Surat Basin seeks to improve estimates of groundwater recharge in the Surat Basin for use in models through a better understanding of the mechanisms of recharge.