Australian Water Information Dictionary

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National Aquifer Framework (NAF)

Bureau developed framework for naming and grouping hydrogeologic units from across Australia.

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national catchment boundaries

Foundation input data derived from DEM-9S for Geofabric Surface Catchments, in which a catchment has been defined for every stream segment contained within the Geofabric Surface Network product. It also includes Levels 1 (drainage divisions) and 2 (aggregated river basin groups) and NCB Pfafstetter coding.

Source: Geofabric Product Guide V2.0

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National Groundwater Information System (NGIS)

A spatially-enabled database for storing and analysing Australian groundwater data.

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National Water Initiative (NWI)

The Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Governments of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory (as amended from time to time).

Source: Water Act 2007 Part 1 Section 4

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NCB

National Catchment Boundaries

Source: Geofabric Product Guide V2.0

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nested bore

A bore with more than one pipe or a group of nearby bores, open at different levels in aquifers/aquitards, used to evaluate the vertical variation in groundwater pressure head or chemistry.

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net exposure

The net global solar exposure plus the net long-wave exposure.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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net global solar exposure

The global solar exposure less the reflected global solar exposure.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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net global solar irradiance

The global solar irradiance less the reflected global solar irradiance.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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net irradiance

The net global solar irradiance plus the net long-wave irradiance.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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net long-wave exposure

The downward long-wave exposure less the upward long-wave exposure.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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net long-wave irradiance

The downward long-wave irradiance less the upward long-wave exposure.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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net water assets

There are multiple contexts for this item

Context 1

Equals total water assets less total water liabilities

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Context 2

The excess of the water assets of the water report entity after deducting all of its water liabilities.

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net water price

The transfer price of water as agreed between legal entities exclusive of all applicable transaction costs.

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NHDPlus

National Hydrography Dataset Plus. A geospatial hydrological system implemented in the United States.

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non-adjusting event after the end of the reporting period

An event that occurs between the end of the reporting period and the date when the Accountability Statement is signed that relates to conditions that arose after the end of the reporting period.

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non-physical water asset increases

Increases in non physical water asset due to allocation announcements or recognition of other claims to water.

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non-physical water assets decreases

Decrease in non physical water asset due to adjustment and forfeiture.

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non-potable water

Water not intended for use as drinking water.

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non-saline groundwater

Groundwater with salinity (expressed as Total Dissolved Solids) usually less than 3,000 milligrams per litre.

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non–allocated diversion

Surface water abstracted under a water access entitlement that does not settle an allocation or other claim on the surface water.

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non–allocated extraction

Groundwater abstracted under a water access entitlement that does not settle an allocation or other claim on the groundwater.

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NRM

natural resource management

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NSW

New South Wales

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NWC

National Water Commission

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NWI

National Water Initiative

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