The National Water Commission (NWC) has launched its Groundwater Essentials publication, aimed at promoting a greater understanding of one of the country’s vital sources of fresh water.


In a bid to promote greater understanding of groundwater, the NWC launched the $82 million National Groundwater Action Plan to invest in projects that improve our knowledge and understanding of groundwater. As part of that plan, the Commission has developed an accessible and easy to understand booklet that sets out everything that readers need to know about groundwater including:

  • groundwater’s place in the hydrological cycle
  • the importance of groundwater
  • the various uses of groundwater
  • surface/groundwater connectivity
  • risks to the groundwater resource.

It also includes links to various water departments and authorities in each jurisdiction as well as examples of how groundwater can be  used for  irrigation, potable supply, industrial use and stock and domestic use.


The booklet is now available from the National Water Commission website