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Current water management practice and townsite salinity issues in the WA Rural Towns–Liquid Assets (RT-LA) have certain similarities which are associated with their water supply schemes, the geological and geographical characteristics of the townsite catchments and their history of development. Commonly, all towns included in the RT-LA project experience certain damage to the local infrastructure due to the corrosive effects of saline soil and groundwater. There is also a concern related to freshwater availability, its quality and costs associated with water delivery to the towns. These similarities allow identifying urban salinity and rural water supply as the major objectives of the RT-LA project.

salinity; groundwater; community; stormwater