Great Artesian Basin | Latest research

Latest research 

This page contains articles from a special edition of a technical journal containing the most recent research into the GAB.  These articles combine this important recent research with existing knowledge, to give the latest science-based picture of the GAB developed by universities, industry, government, consultants and other research institutions.

Hydrogeology Journal articles

All articles are also available on the Springer Nature website and IAH members have full access to all Hydrogeology articles.

Overview article

    History of the GAB

    Eminent researcher

    Groundwater flow processes

    Compartmentalisation and connectivity

    Aquifer flows: pathways, rates and heterogeneity

    Numerical modelling

    Springs and GDEs

    Groundwater governance and management tools


    Project Summary article

    A Comprehensive, Up-To-Date Evidence Base to Inform Public, Planning and Policy for Australia’s Great Artesian Basin


    Video about the findings from the Special Issue of the Hydrogeology Journal

    “This project brings together leading research on the latest understandings of the GAB. Before being published as part of this series, each article is put through a robust peer-review process. It is then added to a central portal to ensure people can find and use the information. Having access to the latest, peer-reviewed information on the Great Artesian Basins will help facilitate better decision making when formulating regulatory controls, mitigating risks and determining industry best practice.”

    - Dr Carlos Miraldo Ordens, Lead researcher on the GAB project

    “Having conducted some research in the distant past on flowing bore casing performance in the GAB of parts of western Queensland, I can safely say: the Great Artesian Basin issue of the latest Hydrogeology Journal is superb. I am most encouraged that so many Australian hydrogeologists are able to contribute such high quality papers. This augers well for the future.”

    - Michael Knight AM, Emeritus Professor of hydrogeology and past world president of the IAH