Australian Government, 2013
The Guidelines for Groundwater Quality Protection in Australia focus on the adoption of risk-based management to protect and enhance groundwater quality.
Practical applications for these guidelines include:
- assessment of groundwater
- identification of groundwater quality objectives
- development of specific groundwater protection mechanisms.
State and territory governments can use these guidelines to develop policies and regulatory systems tailored to their specific legislative and resource situations.
Use of national groundwater quality guidance will help establish a consistent approach to policy, regulation, development and environmental protection across jurisdictions.
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