What is groundwater?
Discover what groundwater is, why it is important and how it is managed in NSW for water security, now and into the future.
Learn about the risks to groundwater quality and the principles and objectives in place to maintain groundwater quality.
Groundwater interception schemes
Numerous salt interception schemes are in place to protect surface water quality. Saline groundwater is pumped and disposed of to prevent it entering rivers and creeks.
Groundwater dependent ecosystems
Learn about the methods used to ensure the continuing diversity of groundwater dependent ecosystems.
Managing impacts from coal mining and coal seam gas
We manage potential impacts from coal mining and coal seam gas extraction through increased understanding of groundwater resources in NSW.
Bottled water review
The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer will conduct an independent review into the impacts of the bottled water industry on groundwater sources in the Northern Rivers.