Groundwater Licences are required for all commercial users of groundwater and artesian groundwater wells in Western Australia. This requires obtaining exploration licenses and abstraction licenses. The amount of detail required by the Department of Water depends on location and on the volume of water required.
Bioscience can assist with the application of a groundwater licences under section 5C of Right in Water and Irrigation Act 1914, from an initial desktop investigation, supervision of bore drilling and equipping, then testing bores. Data and logs are reported in a detailed Hydrogeological Assessment and associated Operating and Management Strategy to the requirements of the Department of Water and Regulation.
Annual monitoring, analysis and reporting services are provided to many of the state’s largest water users.
Groundwater models are used to simulate and predict aquifer conditions under various stresses.
The applicability of a groundwater model to a real situation depends on the accuracy of the input data and the parameters. Determination of these requires considerable study, like collection of hydrological data (rainfall, evapotranspiration, irrigation) and conduction of aquifer testing, as mentioned in the previous section. For instance, prior to any modeling, groundwater is usually monitored for up to 2 years, before enough data is available to accurately calibrate a model.
At Bioscience we offer the full package to achieve your modeling objective; providing expertise every step of the way, from:
- Bore construction;
- Groundwater monitoring;
- Pump testing;
- Model conceptualization;
- Model calibration; to,
- Model completion.
Hydrological services at a glance
- Groundwater resource assessment
- Application for groundwater licenses
- Supervision of drilling, well construction and testing
- Groundwater level monitoring
- Monitoring reviews
- Aquifer identification and characterization
- Preparation of H1 / H2 / H3 hydrogeological assessments
- Nutrient management plan
- Hydrogeological modeling
- Reporting to regulators