Mine Site Water-Reporting Practices, Groundwater Take and Governance Frameworks in the Hunter Valley Coalfield, Australia

Water International, Vol. 41, pp. 351-370, (2016)

Posted: 2 May 2018

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Wendy Timms

Independent

Cameron Holley

UNSW Sydney, Faculty of Law, Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, Global Water Institute; University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 2016

Abstract

At mine sites in a stressed watershed, groundwater dominated licensed water take, and water-use productivity was dependent on site practices and constraints. Solutions for mining and water in this context include: (1) state-based water governance within a national framework; (2) information tools, including mine site water-reporting frameworks; (3) site water sharing and salt trading; and (4) technologies and leading practices. While water reporting has improved, evaluating the significance of hydrological changes over the long-term remains a challenge, particularly for groundwater and saline discharges to rivers.

Suggested Citation

Timms, Wendy and Holley, Cameron, Mine Site Water-Reporting Practices, Groundwater Take and Governance Frameworks in the Hunter Valley Coalfield, Australia (April 2016). Water International, Vol. 41, pp. 351-370, (2016), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3159035

Wendy Timms

Independent ( email )

Cameron Holley (Contact Author)

UNSW Sydney, Faculty of Law, Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, Global Water Institute ( email )

UNSW
Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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