Using treated CSG water for irrigation in the Surat Basin: opportunity or threat?

Raine, Steven (2012) Using treated CSG water for irrigation in the Surat Basin: opportunity or threat? Queensland Mining and Energy Bulletin, Autumn. pp. 36-39.

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Abstract

Treated CSG water is an opportunity for irrigated agriculture. The water volumes are not expected to be large relative to existing irrigation water use within the Surat Basin but will produce significant economic benefits. The key risks of using treated CSG water for irrigation are the potential for rootzone and landscape salinity impacts. However these impacts are likely to be localised and can be minimised through appropriate irrigation design, installation, maintenance and management practices.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: copyright Australian Publishing Resource Service
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 02:52
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 02:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: coal seam gas water, associated water, produced water
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050302 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961103 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22725

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