Environmental Offsets and Saline Water Discharges

Environmental or green offsets are actions taken outside a development site (but near to it) that reduce the impact of that development on the environment.

This study introduced the abatement transaction costs involved in implementing a selected list of activities that could be used as environmental offsets. These activities included: evaporation basins, reverse osmosis, the use of trees, salt tolerant crops and pastures, revegetating or enhancing existing native vegetation, and the use of the cap and pipe bore program.

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Environmental Offsets and Saline Water Discharges - Project Brochure
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Completed in 2005

Funded by: NSW Department of Environment and Conservation

Contact: Ian Patrick