GAB RELATED DOCUMENTS PREPARED FOR GABCC
Last update September 2012
Water Down Under - Understanding and Managing Australia's Great Artesian Basin
Water Down Under is a 20 page booklet prepared by the GABCC to raise awareness of the Great Artesian Basin, one of the world's largest groundwater resources. Published in 2011, the booklet is an informative companion to the GABCC's Water Down Under DVD (details provided below). The booklet may be viewed online here or, to request a complimentary hardcopy, please contact the GABCC Secretariat on firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6295 7573.
DVD - Water Down Under, 2008
Water Down Under is an excellent educational resource, ideally suited to screening in schools, tourist information centres, interpretation and exhibition spaces, local libraries or by natural resource management and other community groups.
Without the waters of the Great Artesian Basin, many outback towns and communities would simply not exist, and some of our most important industries, including export industries, would struggle to survive. In Water Down Under, people living in the Basin tell their stories about saving water, restoring artesian pressure by fixing their bores and piping water, and the ways in which this improves their country and their livelihoods.
The DVD was produced by Anvil Media on behalf of GABCC, with funding from the Australian Government and the governments of Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, and with assistance from the NSW Western Catchment Management Authority.
As at September 2012, over 3500 copies of the DVD have been distributed, with an overwhelmingly positive response. The DVD may be viewed on YouTube, or to request a hardcopy please contact the GABCC Secretariat on: email email@example.com , fax 02 6295 9277, or phone 02 6295 7573, providing your name, organisation, postal address and email address, and the number of copies required.
GABCC released a Research prospectus for the Great Artesian Basin in July 2008. The aim of the Prospectus is to identify priority GAB research. It is hoped that the Prospectus will guide the preparation of new research proposals that provide an opportunity for researchers, industry and resource managers to collaborate in meeting the needs of the management of the Basin into the future. The Prospectus was revised in June 2009 and an abridged version is also available - see Research Prospectus for further information.