Groundwater and drought

Bore water tank during drought near Mossgiel, NSW. November 2002. (Source: Gregory Heath)

Drought is in the news here in New South Wales, Australia. But how are rainfall, drought and groundwater related? First, we need to understand what drought is. Is it a water shortage? Or a lack of rainfall? Or […]

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Estimating global groundwater recharge

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Groundwater serves as the primary source of drinking water for more than 3 billion people around the world. The year-round availability and low infrastructure requirements like major dams and canals, made groundwater irrigation a convenient choice for farmers. […]

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Mapping groundwater-dependent ecosystems

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The Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Atlas (GDE Atlas) now includes new regional-scale mapping for parts of New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. The web application also has a fresh look with new functionality including powerful searches and new […]

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