CWI Director addressed National Ground Water Monitoring issues in ABC News

Posted 5 March 2019

CWI Director addressed National Ground Water Monitoring

The Director of the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Associate Professor Martin Andersen, was recently quoted on the ABC story: ‘ Who's watching the water? Experts sound warning on deteriorating groundwater monitoring’

A 2012 report commissioned by the now-defunct National Water Commission auditing the 23,000 national groundwater bore monitoring network cites problems with bores that were installed 30 to 60 years ago. Many of these bores are now reaching the end of their designed lifespan and so are starting to fail. A/Prof Andersen, said there was little or no response to the report seven years ago, and the problem is only getting worse.

For full article, visit https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-02/spike-in-groundwater-use-in-drought-sparks-warning/10850944

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