The NCGRT enhances Australia's environmental, economic and social wellbeing by undertaking scientific research and training to improve our understanding of Australia's groundwater systems.
We are committed to delivering high-quality, interdisciplinary research that provides quantifiable results for Australia's scientific, industry and government communities.
Through our linkages with world-leading groundwater researchers and their organisations, we have built unsurpassed project teams to respond quickly to the most challenging groundwater research priorities.
We are currently directing collaborative interdisciplinary research that addresses some of Australia's most pressing groundwater challenges including;
Understanding the impacts of mining, unconventional gas and hydraulic fracturing on groundwater resources;
Supporting the successful implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan;
Assessing the potential role that groundwater can play in underpinning the sustainable development of Northern Australia; and
Maintaining Australia's water security with a focus on tackling the challenges associated with urbanisation and climate variability.
More information on our individual research projects can be found below.