Water use in Australia and itŐs value
Water balance and surface water - groundwater interaction
Time scales and response times to change
Provisions for the environment
Climate change and variability
Water quality and constraints on sustainability
Link between water stores, climate, vegetation and topography in ESS context

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Sustainable water management
Environmental, economic, social and engineering assessment criteria for assessing development proposals.
Irrigation efficiency gains.
Improved and coordinated management of groundwater.
Significant surface water provisions for the environment and for groundwater dependent ecosystems.
Urban demand management.

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Water Allocation in Australia - GL (1996/97)
Surface water development
Groundwater development
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"Response time of local flow..."
Response time of local flow systems much quicker than regional flow systems

Response time of salt balance can be very different to water response time
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