Integrated Water Resource Management

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Earth Systems understands the demands placed on the world’s limited fresh water resources and works to combat water resource management pressures and issues with a depth of expertise that is grounded in hands-on experience, technology and successful solution innovation.

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) requires an understanding of the complex interplay between water, land and related resources in order to ensure that all water resource uses, from human use to ecosystem services, are considered in development and management planning. The combination of our expertise in water management coupled with our experience in environmental and social assessment and management planning allows us to provide comprehensive advice on water resource management issues.

Services Provided

  • Water resource evaluation
  • Water quality monitoring, assessments and modelling
  • Participatory planning and multi-criteria analysis of water resource use options
  • Water pollution reduction and water reuse assessments
  • Treatment strategies and advice for potable water and wastewater streams
  • Routine or emergency response water and wastewater treatment
  • River and catchment geomorphology and land use studies
  • Catchment management
  • Hydrological, hydrogeological and hydraulic investigations
  • Groundwater flows, flooding and recharge
  • Erosion control
  • Dredging environmental assessment
  • Wetland ecology and technology

Representative Experience

Recent projects completed by Earth Systems include:

  • Cambodia – Australia Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) Short Course.
  • Lake Tai Water Pollution Treatment Project, China.
  • Cumulative Impact Assessment, Nam Ngum 3 Hydropower Project, Lao PDR.
  • Advice and assistance in the development of strategies to manage acid and copper affected drainage from a large Cu-Au mine in Indonesia.
  • Development and implementation of a low-cost methodology for the treatment of small drinking water storage ponds to lower turbidity and improve colour for the Goulburn Valley and Grampians Water Authorities, Australia.
  • Development of acid drainage management strategies and provision of advice on appropriate water treatment facilities at open cut and port facilities at a number of coal operations in South Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Evaluation of the thermodynamic and logistic feasibility of utilising landfill gas to assist in the management of leachate by facilitating evaporative loss at a putrescible landfill in Sunbury, Victoria, Australia.

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Recent News

Report for The International Network for Acid Prevention

26 May 2020

Earth Systems in collaboration with Okane Consultants, released a report providing new insight into ensuring low polluting mine operations, and more successful mine closure outcomes.

The report reviews conventional mine rock stockpile construction methods, and summarises improved construction technologies that are available to help improve water quality from mine wastes. Continued efforts to implement these technologies will help quantify their environmental and economic benefits.


Earth Systems Melbourne Office
14 Church Street, Hawthorn,
VIC 3122,
Tel: +61 (0) 3 9810 7500
Fax: +61 (0) 3 9853 5030
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