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  1. 1. Australia-China Environment Development PartnershipRiver Health and Environmental Flows:National Water Quality Management Strategy Presentation by Bruce Gray Water Quality Section
  2. 2. to achievesustainable use of the nation’s water resources byprotecting and enhancing their quality while maintainingeconomic and social development
  3. 3.  River Murray, Barmah, Vic on 08 Apr 09 © NSW DWE
  4. 4. Outline of the Policies Policies andPrinciples Implementation Guidelines 1998 Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh andMarine Water Quality 2000 Guidelines for Managing Risks in Recreational Water Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2004 Australian Guidelines for Water Quality Monitoringand Reporting 2000
  5. 5. Guidelines for Groundwater Protection inAustralia 1995 Managing Health and Environmental Risks 2006 Augmentation of Drinking Water Supply 2008  Managed Aquifer Recharge 2009 Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse 2009
  6. 6. Define  Identify the environmental values that are to be PRIMARY MANAGEMENT AIMS (including environmental values, management goals protected in a particular water body and the and level of protection) spatial designation of the environmental values (i.e. decide what values will apply where). Determine appropriate  Identify management goals and then select the WATER QUALITY GUIDELINES (tailored to local environmental conditions) relevant water quality guidelines for measuring performance. Based on these guidelines, set water quality objectives that must be met to Define WATER QUALITY OBJECTIVES maintain the environmental values. (specific water quality to be achieved)  Develop statistical performance criteria to• taking account of social, cultural, political and economic concerns where necessary evaluate the results of the monitoring programs (e.g. statistical decision criteria for determining Establish whether the water quality objectives have been MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM exceeded or not).  (focused on water quality objectives)• after defining acceptable performance or decision criteria Develop tactical monitoring programs focusing on the water quality objectives. Initiate appropriate  Initiate appropriate management responses to MANAGEMENT RESPONSE attain (or maintain if already achieved) the water (based on attaining or maintaining water quality objectives) quality objectives.
  7. 7. Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT on 06 May 09 © Bruce Gray
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  10. 10. environmental values water quality objectives environmental flow objectives catchment based managementactions predictive models ambientmonitoring
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