TSRA Groundwater Monitoring: Final Report 2022

Iles, J.A., Cartwright, P.J., and Waltham, N. (2022) TSRA Groundwater Monitoring: Final Report 2022. Report. TropWATER, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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The Torres Strait groundwater monitoring program is a joint initiative between James Cook University’s Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER), Townsville, and the Torres Strait Island Regional Authority. The program included rangers from four Island communities in the Torres Strait - Saibai, St Paul’s, Warraber, and Masig Islands, who were trained in methods for monitoring water quality.Recommendations going forward include increasing training for Rangers, community engagement regarding safe use of groundwater, investigating new wells and expanding water sampling to other existing wells, and continued monitoring for contaminants. Ideally, consider in engaging in the process of producing a groundwater quality management plan for Torres Strait Island communities following the Water Quality Australia ‘Guidelines for groundwater protection in Australia: National Water Quality Management Strategy’.

Item ID: 79695
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: Torres Strait Islands, Groundwater wells, Traditional Owner Ranger training
Copyright Information: © James Cook University, 2022.
Funders: Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA)
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2023 02:49
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4105 Pollution and contamination > 410503 Groundwater quality processes and contaminated land assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 21 INDIGENOUS > 2101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services > 210199 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1803 Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management > 180306 Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water) @ 50%
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