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The Impact of Bushfire Events on Drinking Water Catchments

In 2019, the bushfire season in Queensland started much earlier than expected. After months of fires in areas including the Gold Coast Hinterland and Sunshine Coast, bushfires in NSW and Victoria swelled destroying entire towns on New Year’s Eve. Bureau of Meteorology forecasted that January to March 2020 could have had an equal chance of being wetter or drier than average, though thankfully, the former prevailed. Downpours in February extinguished or assisted firefighting efforts to get blazes under control, including the Lindfield Park Road fire. NSW’s longest running fire, the Lindfield fire near Port Macquarie Airport, started on 18 July 2019 and ended on the 13 February 2020 (that’s 2

Meddling with MEDLI

The QLD Department of Environment and Science (DES) recently provided four days of very much anticipated training on the MEDLI program for modelling effluent disposal to land. The course was excellent and included presenters such as Ted Gardner, Allison Vieritz, Sunil Tennakoon, Bernie Powell, Weijan Wang, Roger Shaw and Ian Ramsay. The course attendees also were also a great group of experienced water professionals including attendees from NSW, WA and NT, from consulting, soils, contaminated lands and regulation. It was great to see behind the model and get a better understanding of the science of effluent disposal, soils and cropping. The course was divided into an introductory day, a scie


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