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Outback Water Project

The project is on-going through National Science Week and beyond. We encourage citizen scientists to collect water samples from central Australian waterholes via packs available at the Visitor Information Centre in Alice Springs whenever they’re out and about exploring central Australia in 2018.

When: Monday, July 16 2018 till Friday, August 31 2018. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Where: Visitor Information Centre
Parsons Street & Todd Mall, Alice Springs, NT, 0870
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Bookings: jon.hodgetts@territorynrm.org.au
https://outbackwaterproject.com.au/
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The Outback Water Project is aiming to collect water samples from central Australian waterholes using citizen scientists. Samples are being analysed for their conductivity and stable isotopic composition to help better understand the relationship between groundwater and surface water in arid central Australia.

Sample packs are available from the Visitor Information Centre on the Todd Mall of Alice Springs.

Conductivity results will help determine how salty the water is and the stable isotopic composition will provide information on local evaporation rates, humidity, size of rainfall events and the mixing of groundwater and surface water sources.

Contact details:

Jon Hodgetts
Territory Natural Resource Management
Email: jon.hodgetts@territorynrm.org.au
Phone: 08 8959 6021
Mobile: 0400 987 407

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