#StopAdani at Groundwater Conference in Brisbane today to call on engineering firm GHD to support farmers and Queenslanders, not Adani
Stop Adani spokesperson and retired water engineer Dr Anne Gardiner, said:
“GHD are joint sponsors of this conference with the theme ‘Groundwater in a changing world’. While GHD profess to be working for a sustainable future they have not ruled out further work with Adani on their destructive coal project in the Galilee Basin. Adani’s mine will have disastrous impacts on Queensland’s groundwater with no limit on the amount they can drain.”
“We are calling on GHD to publicly commit to no further work on the Adani coal project and any other proposed coal mines in the Galilee Basin.
“GHD has worked with Adani for a decade on the Carmichael coal and rail project, including undertaking the initial hydrological studies and the design of dewatering bores, so they know the potential impact on agriculture and ecosystems including the sacred Doongmabulla Springs.
“Adani's groundwater management plans have been heavily criticised by CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. Any reputable company that cares about Queensland’s water would have nothing to do with Adani’s climate wrecking and water guzzling coal mine.”
“GHD have assisted Adani to commodify all the water of the Galilee for profit, to sell to other potential mines and possibly even the graziers. The mega mine will lower the water table, dry out bores, drain local creeks and starve ecosystems of the precious groundwater that is so desperately needed in the midst of one of the worst droughts on record. GHD must announce they will not work with Adani again, and show support for Queensland farmers and the natural environment that depends on precious groundwater for survival.”