Hydrogeochemistry is the sampling and analysis of water to test its chemical properties. The chemistry of bore water can provide clues to the properties of the underlying rocks it has flowed through.

Government agencies such as Geoscience Australia, NSW Department of Industry (Water) and the Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW); research organisations like the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and universities; and landholders routinely take water samples.

View a fact sheet on hydrogeochemistry.

View a short video about hydrogeochemistry below.