Groundwater Research & Training - Feb 2016
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The 24th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting and the 4th Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting

4-8 July 2016
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

SWIM-APCAMM is expected to unite coastal hydrogeologists from all avenues of the discipline, eager to share knowledge and develop networks with colleagues from across the globe.

The call for abstracts closes Monday 8 February 2016!

Authors are encouraged to submit an extended abstract (2 pages) or full paper (4-6 pages) but abstracts (300 words) are acceptable. All submissions will be peer reviewed.


UTS groundwater dependent ecosystem research

The Terrestrial Ecohydrology Research Group (TERG) at UTS comprises several postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and a Technical Officer and is led by Prof. Derek Eamus. The TERG collaborates closely with the Remote Sensing team at UTS, led by Prof. Alfredo Huete and the Terrestrial Landscape modelling team at UTS, led by Prof. Qiang Yu.

Three major projects are currently active within the TERG. The first is funded by an ARC Discovery grant and is comparing the ecophysiology of co-occurring plant species in the Ti Tree (photograph one) basin. This work aims to increase our understanding of hydrological niche separation which explains co-existence of plant species in terms of how competition for scarce resources (water in this basin) is reduced by different species using various strategies.


Upcoming NCGRT courses ..

May 10-11: Introduction to Pumping Test Analysis PERTH
May 16-18: Environmental Tracers in Groundwater Hydrology BRISBANE
July 25-28: Model Calibration and Predictive Uncertainty Analysis using PEST BRISBANE


Congratulations to Dr Sandie McHugh, one of our NCGRT colleagues, who was awarded the highly prestigious Australia Day Achievement Medallions this year. Sandie has been recognised for her achievements in groundwater investigation, sustainable water resources management and leadership of water resources assessments. She has also formulated, planned and implemented hydrogeological investigations across Western Australia.


In the news ...

Geoscience Australia published "Navigating Australia's largest groundwater resource.

Ian Chubb has called for a single body to hold responsibility for water management in Australia.

EPA makes finding toxic cancer-causing chemicals in groundwater your very own problem.

Check out BOM's Water in Australia website which provides a country wide picture of water availability and use in a particular financial year.

UNSW: Latest study a first step toward major groundwater carbon research project goal.

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