In many parts of Australia, there is increasing pressure on groundwater resources from activities including agriculture, mining, urban and commercial developments. While groundwater dependent ecosystems are vulnerable to such pressures, there is a knowledge gap in understanding how they should be managed.
The Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Atlas aims to address the knowledge gap by creating the most complete inventory of the location and characteristics of groundwater dependent ecosystems in Australia.
It is developed to:
- collate existing information on groundwater dependent ecosystems
- identify the location and characteristics of groundwater dependent ecosystems that have
- not previously been identified
- provide a central, web-based portal to present the information.