This page contains links to various websites that address management of groundwater resources within Queensland. Links are for state, local and commonwealth government, and regional and community organisations.
Queensland Department of Natural Resources & Mines (NR&M) has a webiste on which reports and other information about water resource management are listed. These sites are linked to many other activites of NR&M in the SEQ region as well as state-wide.
- NR&M: Water management discussion - LV catchment - [http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/wrp/lockyer_discussion.html] - The Declaration of the Whole Lockyer Valley as a Subartesian Area discussion paper
- QLD Government: SE QLD Water Management Regional Plan - [http://www.oum.qld.gov.au/?id=481] - QLD Government water management plan for southeastern Queensland. Also links to useful demographic data about the state.
Lockyer Water Users Forum (LWUF) was established in December, 2001 to represent the various water users in the valley, and specifically the different irrigator groups. The Forum aims at a coordinated approach to water resource use and management.
Contact: President, Linton Brimblecome, 041 777 1584; email@example.com
|History of Lockyer Water Users Forum [71.63 kB] - Overview of the Lockyer Region, conflicting water issues facing the Lockyer, achievements to date...|
SEQ Catchments (SEQC) is the Regional Body responsible for the planning and implementation of integrated natural resource management (NRM) for South East Queensland.
SEQ Catchments works closely with local governments, urban and rural industries, community groups, Landcare groups, environmental groups, landowners and Traditional Owners to develop and implement on-ground projects that contribute to achieving regional and national objectives for managing natural resources.
The organisation is one of 15 Regional Bodies established in Queensland to deliver integrated NRM and is endorsed under the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAP) and National Heritage Trust (NHT).
SEQ Catchments is jointly owned by the two former regional NRM bodies in South East Queensland, Natural Resource Management SEQ Inc (NRMSEQ) and SEQ Western Catchments Group Inc (SEQWCG), who have agreed to form a single recognised regional body SEQ Catchments Ltd.Contact: Tony McKew, Community Partnerships Manager-Lockyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Hill: (07) 5465 4400; Ipswich: (07) 3816 9700; mobile: 0439 852 162
- SEQWCG - [http://www.seqcatchments.com.au] - important are monitoring and evaluation programmes
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|2002. Ross et al.: Ecosystem Services Research for the Lockyer Valley [1.74 MB] - a conference paper discussing aspects of the work and approach of the School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, UQ, Gatton|
|2003: SE Queensland Recycled Water Task Force Report [1.06 MB] - this is the Lockyer Valley section of the report. This task force was established in September, 2001 to assess the potential for treatment and use of effluent in the Lockyer Valley and the Darling Downs.|
|2005, LWUF: History of Lockyer Water Users Forum [71.63 kB] - Overview of the establishment of the LWUF, its goals and achievements to date, and the conflicting water issues facing the Lockyer Valley.|
|2005, NR&M: Discussion Paper – Declaration Whole Lockyer Valley as a Subartesian Area. [929.37 kB] - this document provides a valuable overview of the status of water supplies in the Lockyer catchment.|
|2005. Australian Water Association. Status of Water in South East Queensland. [434.93 kB] - this is a report prepared for The Courier Mail about urban water supply in SE Qld, an area in which there are 18 local governments.|
|2005. The Brisbane Institute. Governing Water in South East Queensland. [346.03 kB] - report on a seminar about water supply, hosted by The Brisbane Institute 18 October, 2005.|
|2004, Kimlin: Food grows where the water flows [146.25 kB] - a review of water use in the Lockyer Valley, presented at the AFBM Network Conference 2004|
|Map: Australia's water problems [3.93 MB] - a map of Australia with a national overview of water problems with summary notes and some interesting comments.[from The New Citizen]|
|2006: Is self-regulation a myth? [724.14 kB] - Case study Spanish groundwater user associations - paper from a dedicated issue of Hydrogeology Journal, 2006, 14, 361-379. (Springer-Verlag). Authors: E. Lopez-Gunn and Luis Martinez Cortina.|
|2006: Promoting local management in groundwater. [224.04 kB] - paper from a dedicated issue of Hydrogeology Journal, 2006, 14, 380-391. (Springer-Verlag). Author: Frank van Steenbergen. Some international perspectives.|
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