This dataset was supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and is presented here as originally supplied. Metadata was not provided and has been compiled by the Bioregional Assessment Programme based on known details at the time of acquisition.
Under input to the BA program, spatial assets databases are developed for each defined bioregional assessment project. The spatial elements that underpin the identification of water dependent assets are identified in the first instance by regional NRM organisations (via the WAIT tool) and supplemented with additional elements from national and state/territory government datasets.
The Water Asset table describes the key attributes of the water dependent environmental assets (or elements) as provided by regional NRM organisations to the BA program.
The main land use/s at the site of features are described. Values are based on Australian Land Use Management Classification (ALUM), as provided by bioregional stakeholders as part of the process for populating an initial assets database.
Key environmental values are described as detailed in the National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS). The NWQMS process involves development and implementation of management plans for each catchment, aquifer, estuary, coastal water or other water body, by community and government. Local government, community organisations and other agencies carry out these plans using the NWQMS to protect agreed environmental values (or 'EVs').
A description of the WaterBody Type is provided, based on Australian National Guidelines for Ramsar Wetlands, but may include other values, particularly for those describing groundwater elements or assets.
Key components of a vulnerability assessment of the elements or assets provided by regional partners are also provided.
Lineage and processing history of the data received from BA regional partners will vary. Detailed documentation is provided within this dataset.
Department of the Environment (2015) New South Wales NSW Regional CMA Water Asset Information WAIT tool databases, RESTRICTED Includes ALL Reports. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 13 March 2019, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/a2a929ea-2cb3-42ab-86b9-87deac68acae.