Bubbling Up: The movement against coal seam gas
A forum focusing on the impacts of Coal Seam Gas on groundwater from those on the ground in affected areas.
Convener: Nell Schofield
Anne Kennedy, President of the Great Artesian Basin Protection Group and resident of Coonamble.
Jeff Kite, groundwater engineer and resident of Gloucester.
A collaboration with Land Water Future.
Followed by a film screening:
Trailer – The intimate Realities of Water (2015)
Director: Adrian Parr and Sean Hughes
Duration: 7 minutes
This event is one of the many public programs around H2O: Water Bar– a reflective, glassy glistening installation by Janet Laurence that allows you to sample a variety of water sourced from diverse regions of Australia.
Come and join in the conservation conversation!
Nell works for The Sunrise Project on the Land Water Future campaign. She was previously the Sydney Coordinator with Lock The Gate, a national alliance that works with communities to protect our shared land and water from coal and gas projects.
Anne is the President of the Great Artesian Protection Group and lives on a farm in Coonamble, north west NSW. Anne has fought tirelessly over the past 5 years to stop the spread of big gas company SANTOS into her region. Anne is currently working alongside farmers, indigenous communities and environmentalists who are campaigning in the Pilliga Forest to stop SANTOS' Narrabri Gas Project. This project is planning 850 coal seam gas wells above the Great Artesian Basin recharge area, however local farmers say the risk associated with water contamination and coal seam gas is far too great.
Jeff is a water resources engineer and provides technical support on water issues to Groundswell Gloucester. He was involved in the production of 2 reports by Groundswell “Exposing the Risks: Fundamental Flaws in AGL’s application to frack CSG wells in Gloucester” and “Poor ESG and AGL in Gloucester”. Jeff worked in water resources/environmental management for WA Government water agencies then spent 5 years working in PNG on village water supplies through the Uniting Church relief and development agency and then a further 4 years as Pacific project officer before retiring to Gloucester in 2008.
More info here: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/bubbling-up