The maps represent a compilation of dryland salinity risk and hazard mapping
for 2000, 2020 and 2050. The map shows the broad distribution of areas
considered as having either a high salinity risk or a high salinity hazard. In
southern Australia where groundwater level and trend data are available,
assessments that are more confident have been possible. However, in northern
Australia groundwater data for trend analysis are very sparse or non-existent.
In these regions, salinity assessments have been based on the presence of
geological, landscape, regolith, land use and climate attributes which are the
prime drivers of salinity. This national map provides a basis for identifying
those regions where more detailed assessments are warranted, and where land
use changes should be targeted if the risks are to be managed.The bulk of non-
agricultural areas in Western Australia, South Australia and western New South
Wales were considered to have a very low salinity risk and were not
assessed.Please note that the Commonwealth and all suppliers of source data
used to derive the maps of aAustralia, Forecast Areas Containing Land of High
Hazard or Risk of Dryland Salinity from 2000 to 2050a3 do not warrant the
accuracy or completedness of information in this product. Any person using or
relying upon such information does so on the basis that the Commonwealth and
data suppliers shall bear no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any
errors, faults, defects or omissions in the information.
See [further metadata](http://data.daff.gov.au/anrdl/metadata_files/pa_dsa__r9nn
d_00211a00.xml) for more detail.