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NSW Department of Environment and Heritage Historic Water Quality Data

Abstract

This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

Two files contain the preliminary site data and water quality data required by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) under the conditions of the Water Act 2008. Please understand that in order to achieve these preliminary files, there has been quite a deal of work over a short amount of time. This has been greatly assisted by (and in fact would not have been possible without) the BoM’s financial assistance in terms of funding of Project NSW 6.1 - Remodelling, update and migration of the DECC water quality database. Note however, that due to the relatively short timeframe involved, a number of caveats still need to be placed on these preliminary files until a full QA/QC and data integrity and consistency check has been completed on the database. This is currently being implemented and it is recommended that additional contact is made with DECC prior to the release or use of this data. DECC will be continuing to refine and QA/QC this database and will inform BoM if this affects any data in these preliminary data files.

Some of this water data has been collected under an agreement with the Murray Darling Basin Commission (now the Murray Darling Authority). Part of this agreement deals with confidentiality regarding the identification of sites on individual landholder properties. In particular: “By providing locations at this (valley name or zone name only) accuracy there is reduced risk that future sampling at that location is confounded by intentional activities at the site. Types of impacts that might be envisaged include the unauthorised collection of rare or endangered fish or macroinvertebrate species at identifiable SRA sample sites, the undesired identification of SRA sites that exist on private property, comparisons of data collected at SRA sites to deduce some causal effect due to the landholding on which those sites exist and so on”. Any supply of/access to/reporting of this data should take such confidentialities into account.

With the Site data, latitude and longitudes or eastings and northings are still be checked/added for those sites without such data. An updated Site file will be forwarded to BoM once it is finalised.

Lastly, this data is supplied in good faith, exercising all due care and attention. No representation is made about the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the information for any particular purpose. DECC does not accept liability for any damage which may occur to any person or organization taking action or not on the basis of these data.

Dataset History

This data was provided to the Bureau of Meteorology under the water regulations from the NSW Department of Environment & Heritage

Dataset Citation

NSW - Department of Environment and Heritage (2009) NSW Department of Environment and Heritage Historic Water Quality Data. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 07 April 2016, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/4c5f7318-2567-4614-aa35-46aa0eb045f2.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title NSW Department of Environment and Heritage Historic Water Quality Data
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ (c) Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
Data Status historicalArchive
Update Frequency NONE
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/54b28a78-187e-4918-95ce-e9fc75e6013c
Date Published 2016-03-30
Date Updated 2019-11-19
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
bioregionalassessments@environment.gov.au
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage NONE
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program