Alluvial aquifer systems produce up to 60% of groundwater extracted in Australia. Identifying solute sources to these fresh water reservoirs is vital for their long-term sustainable management. In this thesis, new environmental tracer techniques are presented for quantifying the contributions of various processes to groundwater solute loads in semi-arid alluvial aquifers, extending the range of methods available for characterising solute sources in similar settings around the world. The methods...[Show more]
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