Groundwater salinity affects agricultural production through soil salinization and increased salinity of irrigation water. Drinking water supplies are also affected by saline groundwater discharge to rivers and increasing salinity of well-fields. Ecosystems are affected as groundwater and surface water salinity rises. Australia has a long history in successfully managing saline groundwater. This webinar will discuss some key programs, projects and outcomes in managing saline groundwater.


Andrew Telfer

Water Technology

Andrew Telfer is the Senior Principal Hydrogeologist with Water Technology, a water consulting company in Australia. Andrew and his team have designed and delivered large scale groundwater management ... Read more

Key take-home messages:

  1. Groundwater salinity impacts are an emerging problem.
  2. Australia is at the leading edge of groundwater salinity management.
  3. Careful management can mitigate against impacts.

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