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Namoi Catchment Water Study

On 1 September 2010 an Independent Expert was contracted to carry out the Study in accordance with the Terms of Reference.

The Water Study involved establishment of numerical models addressing surface water and groundwater within the Namoi Catchment. These models were used to support assessment of risks associated with coal mining and coal seam gas development on water resources within the Catchment.

The Study drew on existing and new data to develop 3-D maps, schematics and models of water and other natural resources in the Catchment. These were employed to develop scenarios of mining and gas proposals and predict their impact.