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