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State Government Aquatic ecosystems
Information on Tasmania's natural ecosystems characterised by being either permanently or periodically under water, either running (lotic environments), or still (lentic environments). These ecosystems support unique communities of flora and fauna, and their monitoring is vital for sustainable water resource management
Commonwealth Government Australia's water resources
Australian Government information on policies and programs relating to the management of water resources in Australia
State Government Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystem Values (CFEV) Program
Web site of the CFEV Program, part of the implementation of the Water Development Plan for Tasmania and provides information on conservation value for natural resource managers
State Government Entura
Website of Entura, consultants in energy and water solutions and part of the Hydro Tasmania company. Specialising in renewable energy, power engineering, hydro power, water management and infrastructure, environmental management and planning
State Government Groundwater Information Access Portal
A map-based database developed by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), providing information on domestic, commercial and industrial groundwater bores throughout Tasmania
State Government Hydro Tasmania: water
Links to water catchment areas with details of capacity and output
Commonwealth Government National Water Commission
The Commission is responsible for helping to drive national water reform and advising the Prime Minister and State and Territory governments on water issues. The Commission is also responsible for managing the implementation of the National Water Initiative
State Government National Water Initiative Implementation Plan (Tasmania)
The Implementation Plan (September 2006) sets out the water management actions already completed by Tasmania, as well as its remaining commitments under the Intergovernmental Agreement on the National Water Initiative (NWI)
Commonwealth Government National Water Market
A Council of Australian Governments (COAG) initiative which provides a national view of information necessary to support water markets in Australia. The National Water Market System intends to improve the efficiency of water registers, transactions and market information functions
State Government Our Water-Our Future Project
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment project to secure water entitlements for licenced users and assist licenced users in meeting their obligations and discourage unlawful taking of rural water
State Government River flow plots
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's river flow plots display the flow recorded in megalitres per day (ML/day) at monitoring sites which are currently open and telemetered. Data for these sites are updated once per day
State Government Tasmanian Planning Commission
From 1 September 2009, the Tasmanian Planning Commission assumed the functions of the former Resource Planning and Development Commission (RPDC) and the Land Use Planning Branch of the Department of Justice. It oversees the state's planning system, is responsible for state of the environment reporting, assesses public land use issues and projects of State significance, and reviews water management plans
State Government Tasmanian Planning Commission: reserve and water management plan reviews
Information on the assessment process for reserve and water management plans undertaken by the Commission with links to relevant legislation
State Government Water
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment page for access to a range of information on Tasmania's freshwater resources and ecosystems, their sustainable development and management
Commonwealth Government Water for the Future
Details of the Australian Government's Water for the Future national framework for ensuring sustainable water supply in the face of drying climate and rising demand for water. Includes legislation, policies and programs, grants and funding, and publications and resources
State Government Water in Tasmania: who is responsible?
Summary of the areas of activity of various bodies at all levels of government with responsibility for the management and regulation of Tasmania's freshwater resources
State Government Water Information System of Tasmania
The Water Information System for Tasmania (WIST) is a single point of access to Tasmanian freshwater related information. It provides continuous stream monitoring water flow data, water quality data, natural freshwater values, and water entitlement and dam permit data
State Government Water legislation, policy and planning
Information on policies, strategies and legislation relating to the management of water quality and supply in Tasmania. Includes a link to completed and draft water management plans
State Government Water trading: guiding principles
To assist in the further development of the water market in Tasmania, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment has developed guidelines to clarify and provide certainty on the Department's interpretation of the relevant provisions of the Water Management Act 1999

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