In November last year I was proud to be invited to present a session on Mining Hydrogeology at the Australian Groundwater School in Brisbane. The room was full with eager professionals keen to know more about groundwater and the various issues currently affecting the industry. There was a large contingent of overseas attendees to complement the local students and several questions posed by the audience indicated a strong grasp of the concepts presented.
At my time there I was lucky enough to see Ryan Morris from Origin Energy present on Coal Seam Gas issues and Steve Flook from the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment discuss Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems. During one of the breaks it was a pleasure to rub shoulders with the attendees, other presenters and organisers of the event and I found the whole experience thoroughly rewarding.