GSR collaborates extensively with external organisations, further enhancing its existing capacity in groundwater research.
GSR’s collaboration with external organisation is a critical aspect of its capacity building within Australia’s groundwater community. For example, GSR:
- has collaborated with the Queensland Water Commission to develop a 3D visualisation that represents the geology and hydrogeology in the Surat and southern Bowen basins to support communication to stakeholders.
- collaborates with both Arrow Energy in the Surat Basin, southern Queensland and Exoma Energy Ltd. in the Galilee basin, central Queensland, to produce a visualisation of their current hydrogeological and groundwater models. The visualisation is then used in consultation with the public.
- is investigating groundwater and surface water interactions in the lower Lockyer, middle Brisbane River and Linville areas for Seqwater which includes comprehensive 3D visualisation models of the areas collaboratively. Previously GSR undertook investigations for Seqwater/Water Grid Manager focusing on 3D visualisation models of groundwater systems to support management in areas such as North Stradbroke Island, Bribie Island and the upper Brisbane River catchment
- is involved in ongoing studies of other catchments that test groundwater and surface water linkages, water quality, environmental implications and relation to land use in conjunction with SEQCatchments and various local governments (e.g. Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Brisbane City Council and Redland City Council)
- has investigated forest hydrology, shallow groundwaters and runoff, nutrients and other potential impacts of plantation practices in their SEQ forests for various projects with Forest Plantations Queensland (FPQ)
- Collaboration between QUT and University of New South Wales (UNSW) via the National Center for Groundwater Research & Training (NCGRT). Program 1 of the NCGRT is based at UNSW (Program 1: Innovative Characterisation of Aquifers and Aquitards). QUT is a member of NCGRT and Malcolm Cox is a CI in Program 1.
- has collaborated on projects on the visualisation of conceptual hydrogeological models that have also been developed through Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) with Griffith University for the Howard East, Northern Territory and Condamine areas.