Water Issues in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Australia

by John R. Lawrence, Gutteridge Haskins & Davey Pty, Ltd, Brisbane, Australia,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


The Northern Territory and State of Queensland cover an area of 3. 1 million km**2 and encompass most of the tropical and sub-tropical zones of Australia. Surface and groundwater resources of the region are considerable but only a small portion of these resources are used at present. Drought is a frequent occurrence through most of the area whilst flooding has a major impact. The hydrologic and meteorological data base is reviewed and the major analytical tools for flooding analysis are briefly reviewed.

Subject Headings: Tropical regions | Water management | Water resources | Hydrologic data | Groundwater | Databases | Hydrology | Resource management | Australia | Queensland

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