New source of water to support population growth

Another great outcome in supporting population growth. Rockwater was commissioned to run geophysical logs to ascertain the likely salinity of the Sue aquifer, the work helped to identify a new source of water to support population growth in the Dunsborough/Busselton region where other groundwater sources were already fully allocated. Great work Martin!

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Bathymetric survey

Our team has recently completed a bathymetric survey of Lake Joondalup and Lake Goollelal. The survey was completed by combining lakebed depth sounding using a remote control boat develop by UWA, drone surveys of the lake shore and manual picks from our kayak. The data will be used to better manage coastal lakes in the context of the changing climate and declining rainfall. Get in touch with the Rockwater team if you are interested to learn more about this exciting project.

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Martin Pujol shares his experience using Feflow modelling software

Our Senior Geothermal Hydrogeologist Martin Pujol was recently interviewed by the DHI team; the software developer behind the industry-leading Feflow groundwater modelling software. In the video Martin talks about his recent salt water intrusion project as well as his experience with working with DHI and using DHI’s FEFLOW software for groundwater modelling. DHI shared it globally with DHI contacts and social media.

This news was also posted on our LinkedIn page.


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Rockwater has a new online skin !

In 2020, the Rockwater team decided it was time for a new look ! We know how important a website is for our clients and collaborators, so we worked on a new one, with updated content and a modern design.

We worked in collaboration with web specialists -Eugénie Gautier and David Mendonça who created their company called DaveDave Consulting-, in order to adapt our website to the design and ergonomic rules that are now required from a website in 2020.

Our content has also been completely updated by our team. You will now find recent projects, and services updated in order to evolve with our clients’ needs.

Furthermore, you will be able to read everything about our History, Values, Team or Clients in the About section. Our News section is also a way to learn more about some publications, articles, LinkedIn news or such..

Enjoy your visit !


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Let’s celebrate our long partnership with Busselton Water !

Rockwater is celebrating a 40 year partnership with Busselton Water. Last week our Senior Hydrogeologist Martin Pujol presented the results of a nine-month groundwater modelling project aimed at maintained the current high quality water supply and service in Dunsborough and Busselton over the next 30 years.

A state-of-the-art FEFLOW model (by DHI) was used to assess the long-term impact of climate change and future abstraction on the 800 m deep water supply bores operated by Busselton Water.

The model incorporates density driven flow and was calibrated against both heads and salinity data from 1980 to present. The model was based on a robust geological model built in Leapfrog (by Seequent) which incorporated recent reprocessed seismic datasets in the Bunbury Trough.

This news was also posted on our LinkedIn page.


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One of our Geothermal projects story gets to be published in 2020!

For the last edition (May/April), the Australian Drilling magazine decided to publish an article about the surge in an important type of Geothermal application in Australia.

Rockwater Principal Hydrogeologist Ian Brandes de Roos wrote himself the article, using specifically the example of one of Rockwater’s Geothermal project: the Latrobe City Council – Geothermal Heating Project.

If you want to read more about similar projects or drilling projects, the magazine gives great insights on New Zealander and Australian projects. 



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Taking the stage at the 2019 AGC 2019 in Brisbane

Our very own Steven Bolton shared the stage with the Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation Rangers at the AGC 2019 in Brisbane.

This event provided the opportunity to share their findings of water sources in the Great Sandy Dessert using traditional and contemporary hydrogeological methods and a renewed understanding to preserving the important water bodies relied upon by the Ngurrara people.  

Their talk was awarded the Best Oral Presentation at the Australasian Groundwater Conference 2019.

This news was also posted on our LinkedIn page.

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