Andrea Broughton, Groundwater Solutions International
I am a Senior Hydrogeologist trading under the name Groundwater Solutions International as part of Gradient Limited. I worked for the formerly named Department of Water Resources, NSW, from 1992 until 1995 as a Project Hydrogeologist and was located in Gunnedah/Sydney. As a result of my work I obtained a good understanding of the hydrogeological processes that occur within, and between, the southern Surat Basin and Gunnedah Basin geological units, having undertaken an intense property-by-property three year study of bores. Data collected and reviewed included bore and well hydrographic and water quality records; geological records from both the bores, wells and mining exploratory bores; hydrological data from creeks and rivers; and climatic data. I ran educational workshops for property owners and government employees working in the area. Since leaving Australia I have reviewed groundwater impacts of mining operations at the request of community groups. I maintain a keen interest in respect to any hydrogeological investigations, and other relevant scientific studies, undertaken in the Namoi Valley Catchment.