Water management for the coal resource developments

This section describes the water management strategies employed for the coal resource developments in the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion. The purpose of this description is to inform the ‘Conceptual modelling of causal pathways’ described in Section 2.3.5 . For other BAs that undertake surface water numerical modelling, additional detail on water management strategies is provided in companion product 2.1-2.2 (observations analysis, statistical analysis and interpolation); this additional detail is required to develop the surface water numerical model. However, companion product 2.1-2.2 (observations analysis, statistical analysis and interpolation) is not required for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion because the Assessment team did not develop a surface water numerical model. More detail about water management strategies used to develop the OGIA regional groundwater model is provided in GHD (2012), QWC (2012) and WaterMark Numerical Computing (2012).

The management of co-produced CSG water and mine-affected water is addressed under Queensland’s Environmental Protection Act 1994 (DEHP, 2012). The impacts of the extraction of water during such operations on groundwater supplies are managed under Queensland’s Water Act 2000 (DEHP, 2012).

Other legislation that controls the potential reuse of CSG co-produced or mine-affected water include Queensland’s Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 (Water Supply Act) and Queensland’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 (DEHP, 2012).

Last updated:
16 October 2018
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