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Acid Sulfate Soils Remediation Guidelines for Coastal Floodplains in NSW

The Acid Sulfate Soils Remediation Guidelines for Coastal Floodplains in NSW build on the information and processes presented in Acid Sulfate Soils Manual.

These guidelines have been developed to provide a framework for designing the most effective acid sulfate soil remediation projects for low elevation floodplain sites such as broadacre agricultural land - particularly (former) freshwater backswamps and saline wetlands.

The guidelines provide information for developing remediation strategies based on the physical characteristics of the floodplain landscape.


Introduction: How to use these guidelines

Part 1: Acid sulfate remediation and floodplain management - introduces the relevant government policy framework and science behind acid sulfate soil remediation.

Part 2: Developing a remediation plan - provides information for preparing remediation plans

Part 3: Implementing a remediation plan - addresses the operational issues in implementing a remediation plan.

Part 4: Monitoring a remediation plan – discusses soil, groundwater and surface water monitoring.

Part 5: Securing land management change in a remediation project – considers how a remediation project can become a sustainable solution to floodplain management.


1 Hydraulic conductivity – simple field test for shallow coastal acid sulfate soils
2 Government policy context
3 Legal issues
4 Glossary and definitions
5 List of acronyms




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