Sydney Chapter

Salinity in Western Sydney

Bob Batchelder

Dryland Salinity is an issue that has become increasingly apparent with urban expansion across Australia, affecting buildings, infrastructure and the environment. This presentation covers an overview of the occurrence, salinity processes, engineering issues, investigation methodologies, assessment of impacts, design related management planning / reporting, monitoring and adoption of salinity techniques within DA certification requirements.

The presenter has conducted and reviewed dryland salinity related to investigations; management planning; reporting; training; presentations and incorporation of salinity measures as part DA requirements over the last 11 years.

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