Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs)
With a specialist team of groundwater and freshwater ecologists, hydrogeologists, botanists and Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists, we deliver high quality GDE assessment, monitoring, and management projects.
We work closely with regulators and our clients to ensure our work meets the scope, methods and time frames for assessment and approvals. Our staff have detailed ecological knowledge, enabling them to consider and assess GDEs in the context of hydrogeological, geological, ecological, and water quality data. Combined with an understanding of the potential impacts that different management practices and development projects may have on GDEs, our GDE team has a strong technical background and is able to provide pragmatic solutions tailored to our clients' needs.
Our GDE services include:
- Desktop assessments of likely groundwater dependence in an ecosystem
- Identification, sampling, and monitoring of all types of GDEs for a range of development projects
- Design of management plans for GDEs to ensure projects are sustainable and have minimal impact on ecological processes and biodiversity
- Development of research projects to help address GDE information gaps.