A retired water engineer has disrupted the Australiasian groundwater conference in Brisbane, taking to the stage during a panel sponsored by GHD calling for the engineering firm to cut their ties with Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine
In front of scientists, industry professionals and government staff, Dr Anne Gardiner outlined in detail GHD’s long standing relationship with Adani and unfurled a banner calling on the company to ‘not do business with Adani’.
Dr Gardiner was removed by security.
Outside the conference 100 people gathered with banners and placards calling on GHD to stop helping Adani drain Queensland’s precious groundwater.
‘While GHD profess to be working for a sustainable future they have not ruled out further work with Adani on their destructive coal project in the Galilee Basin,’ Dr Gardiner said.
‘Adani’s mine will have disastrous impacts on Queensland’s groundwater with no limit on the amount they can drain.’
‘We are calling on GHD to publicly commit to no further work on the Adani coal project and any other proposed coal mines in the Galilee Basin.
‘GHD has worked with Adani for a decade on the Carmichael coal and rail project, including undertaking the initial hydrological studies and the design of dewatering bores, so they know the potential impact on agriculture and ecosystems including the sacred Doongmabulla Springs.’