News and updates

Latest media and updates from the VVG project team.

VVG project presented at 41st IAH International Congress - 7 October 2014

The VVG project was presented by Dr Peter Dahlhaus at the 41st IAH International Congress, -Groundwater: Challenges and Strategies-, 15-19 September 2014, Marrakech, Morocco. Entitled 'Creating Virtual Groundwater Research Laboratories through Interoperable Technologies', the presentation was delivered under the 'Tools and techniques for the investigation of groundwater resources' theme. More

Milestone project partner meeting - 2nd anniversary for VVG - 22 July 2014

A milestone project partner meeting for Visualising Victoria's Groundwater was held at the Ballarat Technology Park on 16 July 2014. This meeting coincided with the celebration of the 2nd anniversary since the launch of the VVG website. More

Have your say about the VVG - 11 July 2014

VVG has launched a couple of online surveys giving users of the VVG portal the opportunity to provide feedback about the site and the project. More

FedUni researcher contributes to international experiment on groundwater interoperability - 26 May 2014

Senior Researcher in Geology at Federation University Australia, Dr Peter Dahlhaus, has recently returned from Vienna after participating in the Groundwater Interoperability Experiment (GW2IE) workshop. Dr Dahlhaus is a member of a small group of international researchers involved in developing a logical model for GroundwaterML (groundwater mark-up language) version 2.0 (GWML2). More

VVG featured on ABC Country Hour radio - 30 April 2014

Yesterday, ABC Radio's statewide program 'Country Hour' aired an interview with Federation University Australia's Dr Peter Dahlhaus about the Visualising Victoria's Groundwater (VVG) project . The story summarized the evolution of the VVG project and examined how Victorian groundwater data is now accessible to the general public via the VVG web portal. Presenter of the radio program Libby Price described the site as a 'one stop shop of groundwater information' with ground water data now accessible 'via a couple of clicks on your computer'. More

EPA Priority Sites Register (PSR) now included - 9 April 2014

The Priority Sites Register (PSR) locations are now included in the VVG portal. The PSR lists sites that have been issued a clean-up or pollution abatement by EPA Victoria. More

3D Visualisation tool now available - 7 April 2014

The 3D visualisation component of the VVG portal has now been activated via the website. More

Groundwater quality restricted use zones (GQRUZs) now included - 24 January 2014

The VVG portal now includes the spatial locations of the GQRUZs that EPA Victoria recently made available. A GQRUZ is an area with remaining groundwater pollution following an environmental audit and cleanup attempts. This restricts some or all beneficial uses to groundwater within that zone. More

VVG presented at IAH2013 - 15 October 2013

The VVG project was recently presented at the 40th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress held in Perth from 15th to 20th September 2013. The conference theme of Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century was particularly apt for the the VVG. More

EPA Audit data now available - 3 October 2013

The spatial locations of the EPA Victoria environmental audit reports have now been included in the VVG portal. The certificates and statements of environmental audit are issued for a property that has been assessed by an environmental auditor and declared suitable for all or some beneficial uses. More

3D Visualisation update - 27 September 2013

In what will soon be a major milestone achievement, the 3D visualisation component of the VVG portal was presented at the International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress (IAH 2013) held in Perth last week (20-25th September 2013). While the new tool is still to be acitivated via the website, the presentation featured a screen capture video of the web-based 3D tool in action. More

UB-QUT agreement signed - 25 July 2013

The University of Ballarat and the Queensland University of Technology have recently signed a formal agreement to collaborate on research into groundwater spatial data management and visualisation. More

Boring records included - 25 July 2013

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has completed the digitising of the boring records and these have now been linked to the government bore data. More

Project newsletter and update - 22 July 2013

Download the third newsletter of the VVG project here... More

VVG wins state technology award - 7 June 2013

VVG has been named the Winner of the Victorian iAward for the Regional category. The iAwards honour the information and communications technology industry's finest by recognising the achievements and innovation all facets of the economy. More

OCG-ANZ membership - 1 May 2013

VVG project presented at the 34th IGC - 24 August 2012

The VVG project was presented at the 34th International Geological Congress, 5-10 August 2012, Brisbane - a massive conference with over 5000 delegates from all parts of the globe and around 220 symposia under 37 themes. The VVG project attracted attention as one of the few non-government geoscience data portals in the world that uses interoperable technologies to bring together data. More

VVG website launch - 12 July 2012

July 18th 2012. The Visualising Victoria's Groundwater (VVG) website has been released to the public. Featuring a unique state-wide map of over 300,000 bores providing user friendly access to all the available groundwater data in Victoria. More

Potential collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - 12 June 2012

Project staff have met with researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane. Excited by the potential of the Groundwater Visualisation System developed by Institute for Sustainable Resources, UB is currently exploring how the relationship can benefit the visualisation requirements of the VVG project. More

Project funded by the State Government of Victoria - Broadband Enabled Innovation Program