Three dimensional (3D) aquifer visualization for sustainable water management

Nury, Sultana Nasrin, Zhu, Xuan, Cartwright, Ian and Ailleres, Laurent (2009). Three dimensional (3D) aquifer visualization for sustainable water management. In: Proceedings of the Environmental Research Event 2009, Noosa, QLD. ERE: Environmental Research Event, Noosa Heads, Queensland, (1-12). 10-13th May 2009.

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Author Nury, Sultana Nasrin
Zhu, Xuan
Cartwright, Ian
Ailleres, Laurent
Title of paper Three dimensional (3D) aquifer visualization for sustainable water management
Conference name ERE: Environmental Research Event
Conference location Noosa Heads, Queensland
Conference dates 10-13th May 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Environmental Research Event 2009, Noosa, QLD
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Language eng
Abstract/Summary With increasing climatic uncertainty groundwater becomes more concerned as an economic and alternative source of water. As an integral part of water cycle, extraction of underground water might have an influence on the surface water flow in the long run. On the other hand changes in surface water flow may change the groundwater recharge pattern. Geology is the key factor for surface water flow both in the surface and the subsurface, discharge and recharge pattern of groundwater. For sustainable water future it is important to achieve a good understanding of the surface water groundwater interaction in a particular area. Three Dimensional (3D) Geographic Information System (GIS) based Geomodeling offers a robust platform to depict the complex subsurface geology of an aquifer and an opportunity to incorporate all the water related data to better understand the surface water and groundwater interaction in terms of recharge and discharge phenomena. This study aims to apply GIS and geomodelling techniques to explore relationships between geology and water flow both in surface and subsurface of the Barwon Downs Graben aquifer in Victoria. This aquifer contains good quality groundwater water which supplements the Geelong water supply during draught. The focus is on an integrated spatial data analysis approach that involves scientific data for various components: DEM (Digital Elevation Model), geology (lithology and structure), physiography and borehole data, climate and changes in water level. This is an endeavour to build a 3D model of Barwon Downs Graben aquifer architecture utilising generally available datasets in the public domain.
Subjects 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Keyword Aquifer
GIS
groundwater and surface water interaction
sustainable water future
3D visualization
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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