The Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) is a collaboration between CSIRO, Commonwealth and state governments and industry established to undertake publicly-reported independent research. The purpose of GISERA is to provide quality assured scientific research and information to communities living in gas development regions focusing on social and environmental topics including: groundwater and surface water, biodiversity, land management, the marine environment, and socio-economic impacts. The governance structure for GISERA is designed to provide for and protect research independence and transparency of research.
GISERA aims to:
You can read more GISERA, on our fact sheet About us.
Agricultural land management research aims to identify landscape/development configurations that minimise disruption to farm businesses, maximise the opportunities from co-benefit from the co-location of CSG development and agriculture, and minimise the likelihood of development-based risks such as erosion and invasive pests.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality research aims to improve characterisation and management of gas industry greenhouse gas and air quality impacts.
Surface and groundwater research aims to enable the onshore gas industry to plan and manage water resources according to the Integrated Water Resource Management framework promoted by the Global Water partnership. Essentially it aims to improve the understanding of regional groundwater flows and management of groundwater impacts.
6 December, 2016
What do we need to consider when developing translocation, offset or recovery programs for threatened or rare plant species?
29 November, 2016
The Narrabri Community Consultative Committee invited the GISERA Director to present at their November meeting.