1. PROUDLY PRESENTED BY IN ASSOCIATION WITH GROUNDWATER IN THE SYDNEY BASIN SYMPOSIUM SYDNEY 4-5 AUGUST 2009CONVENED BY THE NSW BRANCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONOF HYDROGEOLOGISTS, THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN PROMPTED BYDROUGHT AND CONFLICTING GROUNDWATER USES. THE FORUM WILLBRING TOGETHER RECENT INVESTIGATION AND RESEARCH FINDINGSON GROUNDWATER IN THE SYDNEY BASIN. Mine water Groundwater Surface- Ecohydrology Dependent & dewatering resources groundwater & Groundwater Ecosystems characterisation interaction Salinity PRINCIPAL SPONSORS: MAJOR SPONSORS: SUPPORTING SPONSORS: MEDIA SPONSOR:
2. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS LARRY MCKAY COLIN J. BOOTH Jones Professor of Hydrogeology, Professor of Hydrogeology, Northern Illinois Department of Earth and Planetary University, US. Sciences, University of Tennessee, US. Colin specializes in mining hydrogeology: Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer 2008. especially groundwater hydrology of His research interests are diverse underground coal mining and mine and include investigations of the subsidence. His current research project hydrogeologic properties of fractured involves modeling the effects of longwall clay-rich residuum and glacial till, mining on shallow aquifers. Colin is fate and transport of industrial and involved in the analysis of groundwater defense-related contaminants, as well flow systems and their application to as occurrence/ transport of pathogens groundwater resource evaluation and and fecal indicators. protection and environmental siting problems: delineation of recharge and shallow aquifer systems in rural areas experiencing rapid urban development. JOHN B. ROSS Snr Project Manager, Sydney Catchment Authority. John is Principal Hydrogeologist with JERZY JANKOWSKI Parsons Brinckerhoff – Sydney and Scientific Program Manager, for or the last four years has been Sydney Catchment Authority. with Sydney Catchment Authority More than 30 years experience, working planning their substantial Sydney at various universities and government Basin groundwater investigation organisations in Australia and overseas – and borefield development works including the University of NSW as an program. John has more than 35 years A/Professor of hydrogeology. His experience in regional groundwater wide research interests include investigations, water supply studies, hydrogeochemistry, contaminant groundwater allocation and policy hydrogeology, surface water-groundwater studies in NSW, Malaysia and Indonesia. interaction, dryland salinisation, fractured He has also worked on large industrial, aquifer systems and lake hydrodynamics. mining, water infrastructure projects, Current research includes assessment contaminated site investigations, of longwall mining impacts on water remediation projects, and specialist resources in the Southern Coalfield research studies. of NSW.
3. DAY 1 TUESDAY 4 AUG 2009 TIME AUTHOR & PAPER 8:30 REGISTRAION 9:00 OPENING 9:30 PROFESSOR COLIN BOOTH – Illinois University, USA10:20 COFFEE BREAK MINE WATER & DEWATERING 10:50 DUNDON, P. An integrated hydro-geotechnical modelling approach to predicting the impacts of subsidence above longwall coal mines on groundwater and surface water flows in the Hunter Valley. 11:10 MERRICK, N. Comparative modelling of longwall mining effects using Standard-MODFLOW and MODFLOW-Surfact. 11:30 DAVID,K. + BRYANT,N. + JOHNSON, A. A need for groundwater assessment for coal seam methane exploration testing. 11:50 MADDEN, A. + MERRICK, N. Extent of longwall mining influence on deep groundwater, Southern Coalfield, NSW, Australia. 12:10 KWANTES, E. + ROSS, J. + MCLEAN, W. Groundwater and water balance estimates for the Sydney LPG cavern. 12:30 LUNCH 1:30 JOHN ROSS – Sydney Catchment Authority, NSW Developing sandstone groundwater resources for urban water supply across the Sydney Basin.STREAM 1 STREAM 2 GROUND RESOURCE CHARACTERISATION ECOHYDROLOGY & GROUNDWATER DEPENDENT ECOSYSTEMS 2:30 WEBB, E. + ROSS, J. + MCLEAN, W. + SAFLIAN, K. 2:30 HOSE, G. + LATEGAN, M. The Lapstone Structural Comples and hydrogeological Stygofauna of fractured rock aquifers in the Sydney implications – Leonay and Wallacia drilling programs. regions. 2:50 MCLEAN, W. + ROSS, J. 2:50 PARRA, G. – Assessment of dewatering impact on Hydrochemistry of the Hawkesbury Sandstone aquifers. groundwater dependent ecosystems at Raymond Terrace, Newcastle. 3:10 COFFEE BREAK 3:10 COFFEE BREAK 3:40 MICHAEL WILLIAMS – Department Of Water & Energy, NSW 3:40 EAMUS, D. + YUNUSA, I. + ZEPPEL, M. + Assessment of sustainable limits for the Greater MACINNIS-NG, C. + WHITLEY, R. + TAYLOR, D. Metropolitan Region Groundwater Sources. Assessment of sustainable limits for the Greater Metropolitan Region Groundwater Sources. 4:00 GREEN, R. + RUSSELL, G. + WILLIAMS, R. + GATES, G. – A revised appraisal of groundwater 4:00 HANCOCK, P. in the Blue Mountains and Richmond area. The dynamics of groundwater invertebrate communities in alluvial aquifers during and following drought. 4:20 RUSSELL, G. + GATES, G. A groundwater resource assessment of the Triassic rocks SALINITY of the Sydney basin. 4:20 MACDONALD, B. + YATES, G. + WHITE, I. 4:40 SEROV, P. – Identification and Management of Understanding surface and groundwater interactions and its Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems for the Sydney relationship with salinity dynamics in the Wollombi Brook, Metropolitan Water Sharing Plan and across NSW. Upper Hunter catchment, NSW, Australia. 5:00 CLOSE OF DAY. DRINKS & NETWORKING 4:40 CLOSE OF DAY. DRINKS & NETWORKINGNOTE: This agenda is subject to last minute changes.
4. DAY 2 WEDNESDAY 5 AUG 2009TIME AUTHOR & PAPER9:00 PROFESSOR LARRY MCKAY – Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer 2008, University of Tennessee, USA9:50 POSTER SESSION10:00 COFFEE BREAKSTREAM 1 STREAM 2GROUND RESOURCE CHARACTERISATION SALINITY10:30 ROSS, J. + CAROSONE, F. 10:30 MCNALLY, G. – Soil and groundwater salinity in the Water level trends in fractured Hawesbury Sandstone Wianamatta shales of western Sydney. aquifers in the Kangaloon area, Southern Highlands, NSW. 10:50 JASONSMITH, J. + MACDONALD, B. + MCPHAIL, B. +10:50 DE CASTRO, C. + ROTTER, B + TAMMETT, P. BISWAS, F. + BEAVIS, S. + WHITE, I. + SOMERVILLE, P. Fracture properties of the Hawkesbury Sandstone in Sydney Why is Wybong Creek salty? region. SURFACE-GROUNDWATER INTERACTION11:10 COOK, L. + LEE, R. – Groundwater investigations - emergency 11:10 SHORT, S. + WARING, C. + PETERSON, M. + town water supply Gosford-Wyong Councils Water Authority Joint HAMMOND, M. + WOOD, J. Water Supply Scheme. Studies of near-surface hydrology and hydrogeology11:30 NOLAN, R. of the Woronora Plateau. A geologist’s view of the hydrogeology of the Hawkesbury 11:30 MCLEAN, W. + REECE, E. – Investigating groundwater-surface Sandstone in the southern Sydney Basin. water linkages using environmental and applied tracers.11:50 TAMMETTA, P. + HAWKES, G. 11:50 SCARFF, S. + HUGHES, C. Analysis of aquifer tests in Mesozoic sandstones in western Use of natural tracers to determine water flow pathways Sydney, Australia. in a small agricultural catchment during a rain event.12:10 LUNCH1:10 JERZY JANKOWSKI – Sydney Catchment Authority – The design of a hydrological and hydrogeological monitoring program to assess the impact of longwall mining on water resources and deep groundwater response to longwall mining in the Southern Coal field.GROUND RESOURCE CHARACTERISATION SURFACE-GROUNDWATER INTERACTION2:10 BARDEN, COLIN – Air core drilling techniques. 2:10 MACDONALD, B. + WHITE, I. + SOMERVILLE, P. + JASONSMITH, J. + BISWAS, F. + BUSH, R.2:30 LEE, J. – Regional hydrostratigraphic analysis of the Surface and ground water connectivity and quality Hawkesbury Sandstone. in the Goulburn River, NSW.2:50 HAWKES, G. + ROSS, J. + GLEESON, L. 2:30 ROSS, J. – Hydrogeology of upland swamps in the Nepean Hydrogeological resource investigations to supplement River catchment, Southern Highlands, NSW. Sydney’s water supply at Leonay, western Sydney, NSW. 2:50 MCFARLANE, A. + PEARSE-HAWKINS, N. +3:10 COFFEE BREAK CALLIPARI, C.3:40 WARING, C. + STEPANYANTS, Y. + HANKIN, S. + Tools and logistics of implementing applied tracer tests. AIREY, P. + PETERSON, M. – Measurement of hydraulic 3:10 COFFEE BREAK conductivity, porosity and lithology by neutron activation borehole logging at high spatial resolution increments. 3:40 BADENHOP, A. + TIMMS, W. Managed aquifer recharge in Sydney coastal sand aquifers.4:00 COOK, L. + ROSS, J. Resistivity imaging and sounding survey for Kangaloon 4:00 BISWAS, F. + WHITE, I. + MACDONALD, B. + BEAVIS, S. borefield investigations, Southern Highlands, NSW. Groundwater levels and streamflow prediction in the Hunter River catchment.4:20 PETERSON, M. + WARING, C. + MITRY, W. Discrete interval sampling and pressure measurements within 4:20 SOMERVILLE, P. + MACDONALD, B. + WHITE, I. + uncased boreholes using a zone-of-interest groundwater sampler BUSH, R. + JASONSMITH, J. – Surface and ground water (ZOIGS). connectivity in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW.4:40 CLOSE OF DAY. 4:40 CLOSE OF DAY.
5. POSTERSBERHANE, D. + VERVOORT, W.Use of multiple methods for assessing surface and groundwater connectivity: Cockburn Valley, NSW.ANDERSON, D. + TIMMS, W. + GLAMORE, W. + PELLS, S. + BADENHOP, A.Optimising subsurface intake design for coastal desalination on the Central Coast of NSW.MADDEN, A. + JANKOWSKI, J. + ROSS, J.Deep groundwater response to longwall mining, Southern Coalfield, New South Wales, Australia.BRAL, K. + ATKINSON, L. + ROBERTSON, N.Aquifer characterization techniques for recharge, storage and recovery potential.SOMERVILLE, P. + MACDONALD, B.+ WHITE, I. + KEENE, A. + BUSH, R.The hydrology of an unconfined alluvial aquifer system in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW.TIMMS, W. + ACWORTH, I.Quantifying the potential impacts of leaky boreholes.WORK IN PROGRESS