Community Engagement and Training
Setting sustainable extraction limits for new groundwater management areas, or returning over-allocated systems to sustainable levels of extraction, requires a carefully managed process that considers the often-disparate values that different stakeholders have on the resource. IGS has experience in running participatory processes between clients or communities and regulatory authorities, thereby engaging all stakeholders in the decision making process.
IGS prides itself in the unique ability to distil the results of innovative and often complex scientific investigations into practical, easy-to-understand and outcome-driven products for clients that have limited experience or desire to appreciate the science.
IGS is an official partner of the National Centre for Groundwater Research & Training and we are regularly engaged to assist the Centre with the planning, preparation and professional delivery of both open short courses and industry-specific, in-house training programs. Key examples include our staff’s ongoing involvement in the following:
- Australian Groundwater School
- Environmental Tracers in Groundwater Hydrology
- Field Methods School
- Modelling for Managers