Water in the resources sector

Australia has vast resources of coal and onshore gas, including coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas. CSIRO research is aimed at improving understanding of Australia’s coal and gas resources and developing sound and proven technologies to ensure it is developed efficiently, and in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

  • Bioregional Assessments Programme

    Providing transparent scientific information to better understand the potential impacts of coal seam gas and coal mining developments on water and water-dependent assets.

  • Environmental impacts

    We are assessing the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with Australia's natural gas industry.

    Primary topic: Gas, oil and CO2 storage


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