AWE is at the cutting edge of understanding and quantifying relationships between groundwater and surface water management and changes in vegetation health. We understand that water is a precious resource and floodplain management strategies should aim to make the best use of environmental water.
Our experience is demonstrated through our involvement in a number of innovative projects in the Murray-Darling Basin including Responsive Management of Saline Groundwater Schemes, the South Australian Riverland Floodplain Integrated Infrastructure (SARFIIP) Project and The Living Murray Pilot Project.
Additionally, AWE incorporated strategies for groundwater manipulation to address the causes of vegetation health decline as well as river salinity, as a value add to the design of the Saline Groundwater Management Schemes, at a time when ecological benefits were not being widely considered.
Our capabilities include the design of management infrastructure, design and implementation of monitoring programs, the development of conceptual models and assessment frameworks and assessment of salinity risks from proposed management actions.