EDO Technical Fact Sheet: Groundwater

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EDO Technical Fact Sheet: Groundwater

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Environmental Defender’s Office New South Wales Technical Fact Sheet: Groundwater
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EDO Prepared a very handy fact sheet for general public. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide assistance to members of the public in understanding the processes involved in groundwater assessments and monitoring programs undertaken as part of environmental impact assessments in NSW. The fact sheet explains:
- what groundwater is;
- the potential risks to groundwater from development;
- what the groundwater assessment component of an EIA should address; and
- relevant legislation.

3. TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction ..............................................................................................1
2. EDO Scientific Advisory Service ............................................................... 1
3. Table of Contents.........................................................................................2
4. What is Groundwater? .................................................................................. 3
5. Groundwater Movement and Recharge ......................................................... 4
6. Groundwater Quality ............................................................................. 5
7. Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems..................................................................5
8. Impacts on Groundwater ...................................................................... 6
9. When are Groundwater Assessments Required? .......................................7
10. Relevant Legislation in NSW .......................................................................8
11. Relevant Policy and Guidelines in NSW ..............................................................10
12. What is a Good Groundwater Assessment?...........................................................12
Appendix 1: Typical Model Data Requirements and Sources.............................................27 Glossary.......................................................................................................... 28
References and Resources.....................................................................................31
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