Scientific topics Groundwater
Last updated:7 June 2023
When rain falls, some of it flows across the surface of the land and accumulates in rivers, lakes, and eventually the ocean.
Groundwater is an important water source in Australia for a wide range of purposes.
Groundwater is found in aquifers which are geological formations able to store and transmit water.
Groundwater resources support significant urban and rural communities around Australia.
Groundwater from the GAB is a vital resource for pastoral, agricultural, extractive industries town water supply and springs - which support unique ecological communities.
Australia's state and territory governments are responsible for the management of water resources, with coordination provided by the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council.
Includes organisations from the Australian and state governments.