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Integrated Water Resources Management and Adaptive Environmental Management: Managing the impacts of the Coal Seam Gas industry on the Great Artesian Basin

Read about IWC Alumnus Georgina Bradfield's final Masters project, which was scoped and developed from experience gained during an eight-month internship with the Queensland Gas Company (QGC).
Integrated Water Resources Management and Adaptive Environmental Management: Managing the impacts of the Coal Seam Gas industry on the Great Artesian Basin

IWC Alumnus Georgina Bradfield

As part of her role, Georgina reviewed and assessed the various water management issues and policies related to the sustainable development of CSG in Queensland from an integrated water management perspective.

The project looked at the challenges associated with using adaptive environmental management (AEM) to manage a rapidly developing industry such as CSG, inherent with the potential for both significant opportunities and challenges.

Georgina discovered through the examination of various State and Federal Policies and industry strategies that the AEM approach is not embedded within a wider IWRM framework, contradicting Australia’s overall development strategy for its scarce water resources. She then identified areas where better social, economic and environmental outcomes could be achieved through the adoption of key IWRM principles and tools.

"The IWC Masters was an absolutely amazing program and one that I will never forget.
I can honestly say that I left the course with a completely different perspective on things." - Georgina Bradfield.

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