Australian Water Information Dictionary

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Australian water access entitlement

A perpetual or ongoing entitlement, by or under a law of a State, to exclusive access to a share of the water resources of a water resource plan area or other water management area.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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Australian water allocation

The specific volume of water allocated to an Australian water access entitlement in a given water accounting period.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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bulk water charge

A charge payable for the storage of water for, and the delivery of water to, any of the following:

(a) infrastructure operators;

(b) other operators of reticulated water systems;

(c) other persons prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

In the Regulation 1.05A, a person is prescribed for the above paragraph (c) if:

(a) the person diverts water directly from a watercourse for the person’s use, including for one of the following purposes:

(i) agricultural purposes;

(ii) industrial purposes;

(iii) irrigation;

(iv) stock and domestic water use; and

(b) the water is made available through a bulk water service.

Source: Water Act 2007 Part 1 Division 1 Section 4

Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.05A

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bulk water supplier

An entity who imposes a bulk water charge for a bulk water service.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 4.01A

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calendar month

A period commencing at the beginning of a day of one of the 12 months of the year and ending immediately before the beginning of the corresponding day of the next month or, if there is no such corresponding day, ending at the expiration of the next month.

Source: Acts Interpretation Act 1901 Part V 22

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Category 1 water information

Surface water resource information

Related FAQ: What does Category 1 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 2

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Category 11 water information

Water information for flood warning purposes

Related FAQ: What does Category 11 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 11

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Category 2 water information

Ground water resource information

Related FAQ: What does Category 2 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 3

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Category 3 water information

Water storage information

Related FAQ: What does Category 3 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

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Category 4 water information

Meteorological information

Related FAQ: What does Category 4 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

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Category 5 water information

Water use information

Related FAQ: What does Category 5 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

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Category 6 water information

Information about water rights, allocations and trades

Related FAQ: What does Category 6 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 7

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Category 7 water information

Information about urban water management

Related FAQ: What does Category 7 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 8

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Category 8 water information

Information about water restrictions

Related FAQ: What does Category 8 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 9

Related: subcategory 8a water information

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Category 9 water information

Water quality information

Related FAQ: What does Category 9 information include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

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Category A person

A person specified as a Category A person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category A include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008

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Category B person

A person specified as a Category B person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category B include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category C person

A person specified as a Category C person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category C include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category D person

A person specified as a Category D person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category D include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category E person

A person specified as a Category E person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category E include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category F person

A person specified as a Category F person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category F include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category G person

A person specified as a Category G person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category G include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category H person

A person specified as a Category H person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category H include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category K person

A person specified as a Category K person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category K include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category L person

A person specified as a Category L person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category L include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Subregulation 1.03(1)

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Category M person

A person specified as a Category M person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons

Related FAQ: Who/what are persons?, What does Category M include?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Subregulation 1.03(1)

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data management system

The software and hardware used to manage the storage of and access to information held in a set of related files.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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day

A period of 24 hours starting at 12:00 midnight.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.04

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dewpoint temperature

The temperature to which air must be cooled, at constant pressure and constant moisture content, to reach saturation.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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downward longwave exposure

The total amount of terrestrial electromagnetic energy that falls on a specified unit horizontal surface.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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downward longwave irradiance

The longwave irradiance emitted from the sky that falls on a specified unit horizontal surface.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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dry-bulb air temperature

The temperature of air measured by a thermometer freely exposed to the air but shielded from radiation and moisture.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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electrical conductivity

In relation to water, the capacity of the water to transmit a flow of electricity and is a common measure of the salinity of the water.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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electronic format

A format that is machine readable, but does not include scanned documents.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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exposure

The measure of the energy received per unit area.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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FTP

File Transfer Protocol

FTP is a network protocol used to transfer data from one computer to another through a network, such as over the Internet.

See also File Transfer Protocol (FTP) details and data file content and naming conventions.

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global solar exposure

The total amount of electromagnetic energy emitted from the sun that falls on a specified unit horizontal surface.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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global solar irradiance

The irradiance emitted from the sun that falls on a specified unit horizontal surface.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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grace period

The period beginning on the day the person is specified in the new category and ending 3 months after that day.

Related FAQ: What is the grace period?

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Subregulation 7.04(1A)

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groundwater

(a) water occurring naturally below ground level (whether in an aquifer or otherwise) or (b) water occurring at a place below ground that has been pumped, diverted or released to that place for the purpose of being stored there. It does not include water held in underground tanks, pipes or other works.

In GDE Atlas, this definition includes the capillary fringe, which is an important source of water for many GDEs.

Source: Water Act 2007 Part 1 Section 4

Equivalent: water market equivalent terms

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hour

A period of 60 minutes starting on the hour (e.g. 12:00).

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.04

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irradiance

The measure of the rate of electromagnetic energy received per unit area.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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irrigation network

The water service infrastructure for delivering water for the primary purpose of being used for irrigation.

Source: Derived from the Water Act 2007 Part 1 Section 7

Equivalent: Irrigation water scheme

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irrigation right

A right that: (a) a person has against an irrigation infrastructure operator to receive water and (b) is not a water access right or a water delivery right.

Source: Water Act 2007 Part 1 Section 4

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Irrigation water scheme

The water service infrastructure for delivering water for the primary purpose of being used for irrigation.

Equivalent: irrigation network

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major storage

Any water storage that has a total storage capacity of 1000 million litres or more.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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minor storage

Any water storage in which water is stored for taking and that meets the following criteria: (a) it is not a major storage; (b) it has a storage capacity of 100 million litres or more; (c) it is not used primarily for the precipitation of ash; (d) it is not a mine tailings dam; (e) it is not managed by an urban infrastructure operator primarily for the purposes of flood management or pollution abatement.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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month

One of the 12 months of the calendar year (e.g. January).

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.04

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net exposure

The net global solar exposure plus the net longwave 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 longwave irradiance.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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net longwave exposure

The downward longwave exposure less the upward longwave exposure.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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net longwave irradiance

The downward longwave irradiance less the upward longwave exposure.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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plant

A treatment plant, relevant to the particular urban water system, of the reporting organisation. It includes water treatment plants (WTP), wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and water reclamation plants (WRP).

Source: Category 7 Reporting Handbook

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reflected global solar exposure

The total amount of electromagnetic energy emitted from the sun that is reflected from the ground and irradiates a specified unit horizontal surface from underneath.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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reflected global solar irradiance

The irradiance emitted from the sun that is reflected from the ground and irradiates a specified unit horizontal surface from underneath.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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self extract

To take water directly from a water resource for the use of the person who takes the water, but does not include taking water: (a) to provide it to another person, (b) under a stock and domestic right or (c) from an infrastructure operator.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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State aquifer framework information

Any water information in the aquifer framework used by a State.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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State NGIS information

Any water information in a State’s National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) database.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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subcategory 11a water information

Level of a watercourse, expressed in metres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 11

Related: Category 11 water information

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subcategory 11b water information

Discharge of a watercourse, expressed in cumecs.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 11

Related: Category 11 water information

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subcategory 11c water information

Accumulated precipitation depth, including the water-equivalent precipitation depth, expressed in millimetres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 11

Related: Category 11 water information

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subcategory 1a water information

Level of a watercourse (other than a water storage), expressed in metres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 2

Related: Category 1 water information

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subcategory 1b water information

Discharge of a watercourse (other than a water storage), expressed in cumecs.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 2

Related: Category 1 water information

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subcategory 2a water information

Ground water level, expressed in metres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 3

Related: Category 2 water information

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subcategory 2b water information

Ground water pressure, expressed in kilopascals.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 3

Related: Category 2 water information

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subcategory 2d water information

State aquifer framework information

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 3

Related: Category 2 water information

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subcategory 2e water information

State NGIS information

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 3

Related: Category 2 water information

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subcategory 3a water information

Level of water in a major storage, expressed in metres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

Related: Category 3 water information

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subcategory 3b water information

Volume of water in a major storage, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

Related: Category 3 water information

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subcategory 3c water information

Volume of water released from a major storage, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

Related: Category 2 water information

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subcategory 3d water information

Total volume of water delivered to a major storage, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

Related: Category 3 water information

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subcategory 3da water information

Volume of water delivered to a major storage from each water source, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

Related: Category 3 water information

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subcategory 3e water information

Volume of water in a minor storage, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

Related: Category 3 water information

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subcategory 3f water information

A list of major storages owned, operated or regulated by the person required to give the information.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

Related: Category 3 water information

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subcategory 4a water information

Accumulated precipitation depth, including the water-equivalent precipitation depth, expressed in millimetres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4b water information

Wind speed (expressed in metres per second), wind direction, and wind run (expressed in kilometres over a specified period).

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4c water information

Evaporation, expressed in millimetres per day.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4d water information

Global solar exposure, reflected global solar exposure, downward longwave exposure, upward longwave exposure, and net exposure, each expressed in joules per square metre.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4e water information

Global solar irradiance, reflected global solar irradiance, downward longwave irradiance, upward longwave irradiance, and net irradiance, each expressed in watts per square metre.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4f water information

Dry-bulb air temperature, expressed in degrees Celsius.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4g water information

Wet-bulb air temperature, expressed in degrees Celsius.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4h water information

Relative humidity, expressed as a percentage.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4i water information

Vapour pressure deficit, expressed in millibars.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 4j water information

Dewpoint temperature, expressed in degrees Celsius.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 5

Related: Category 4 water information

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subcategory 5a water information

Total volume of surface water take in each water management area, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

Related: Category 5 water information

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subcategory 5b water information

Volume of surface water take for irrigation networks in each water management area, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

Related: Category 5 water information

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subcategory 5c water information

Volume of surface water returned from irrigation networks to a watercourse in each water management area, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

Related: Category 5 water information

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subcategory 5d water information

Volume of surface water take (excluding take for irrigation networks) in each water management area, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

Related: Category 5 water information

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subcategory 5e water information

Volume of water delivered to a surface water resource through inter-basin transfer (excluding transfers relating to water trades) in each water management area, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

Related: Category 5 water information

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subcategory 5f water information

Volume of ground water extracted under each ground water licence, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

Related: Category 5 water information

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subcategory 5g water information

Volume of ground water extracted in each water management area, otherwise than under a ground water licence, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

Related: Category 5 water information

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subcategory 5h water information

Volume of water delivered to a ground water resource for aquifer replenishment in each water management area, expressed in megalitres.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 6

Related: Category 5 water information

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subcategory 6a water information

Water access rights

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 7

Related: Category 6 water information

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subcategory 6b water information

Trades or leases of Australian water access entitlements and irrigation rights

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 7

Related: Category 6 water information

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subcategory 6c water information

Trades of Australian water allocations

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 7

Related: Category 6 water information

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subcategory 6d water information

Formal announcements of Australian water allocations

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 7

Related: Category 6 water information

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subcategory 6e water information

Permits to operate or construct a minor storage

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 7

Related: Category 6 water information

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subcategory 6f water information

Permits to self extract water from a bore

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 7

Related: Category 6 water information

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subcategory 6g water information

Permits to self extract water from a watercourse

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 7

Related: Category 6 water information

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subcategory 7a water information

Urban water supply information, provided as volumes and expressed in megalitres, of a kind specified for the purposes of this item in the document titled Urban Water Management Information Requirements (see Regulation 1.06).

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 8

Related: Category 7 water information

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subcategory 7b water information

Urban wastewater information, provided as volumes and expressed in megalitres, of a kind specified for the purposes of this item in the document titled Urban Water Management Information Requirements (see Regulation 1.06).

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 8

Related: Category 7 water information

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subcategory 7c water information

Urban recycled water information, provided as volumes and expressed in megalitres, of a kind specified for the purposes of this item in the document titled Urban Water Management Information Requirements (see Regulation 1.06).

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 8

Related: Category 7 water information

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subcategory 7d water information

Urban stormwater information, provided as volumes and expressed in megalitres, of a kind specified for the purposes of this item in the document titled Urban Water Management Information Requirements (see Regulation 1.06).

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 8

Related: Category 7 water information

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subcategory 8a water information

Water use restriction announcements

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 9

Related: Category 8 water information

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subcategory 9a water information

Electrical conductivity of surface water above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in microsiemens per centimetre at 25 °C.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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subcategory 9b water information

Electrical conductivity of ground water, expressed in microsiemens per centimetre at 25 °C.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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subcategory 9c water information

Total suspended solids concentration of surface water collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in milligrams per litre.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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subcategory 9d water information

Turbidity of surface water above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in nephelometric turbidity units.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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subcategory 9e water information

Total phosphorus concentration of a surface water sample collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in milligrams per litre.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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subcategory 9f water information

Total nitrogen concentration of a surface water sample collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in milligrams per litre.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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subcategory 9g water information

pH of surface water collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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subcategory 9ga water information

pH of ground water

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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subcategory 9h water information

Temperature of surface water collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in degrees Celsius.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 10

Related: Category 9 water information

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surface water

Includes: (a) water in a watercourse, lake or wetland and (b) any water flowing over or lying on land: (i) after having precipitated naturally or (ii) after having risen to the surface naturally from underground.

Source: Water Act 2007 Part 1 Section 4

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take

Take water from a water resource means to remove water from, or to reduce the flow of water in or into, the water resource including by any of the following means:

(a) pumping or siphoning water from the water resource;

(b) stopping, impeding or diverting the flow of water in or into the water resource;

(c) releasing water from the water resource if the water resource is a wetland or lake;

(d) permitting water to flow from the water resource if the water resource is a well or watercourse;

and includes storing water as part of, or in a way that is ancillary to, any of the processes or activities referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d).

Source: Water Act 2007 Part 1 Section 4

Related: water take

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tidal limit

In relation to a watercourse, the maximum upstream location on that watercourse at which a tidal variation in water-level is observed.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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total nitrogen concentration

In relation to a water sample, the total concentration of all forms of nitrogen found in the water sample, including nitrate, nitrite, ammonia-N and organic forms of nitrogen.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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total phosphorus concentration

In relation to a water sample, the total concentration of all forms of phosphorus found in the water sample.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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total suspended solids

In relation to a water sample, the measure of the particles mixed in the water sample.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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transfer party

Another service provider or other operational area within one's own operation.

Transfer party includes: (i)water utility; (ii) defined operational area of a utility; and (iii) private water manager.

Source: Category 7 Reporting Handbook

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turbidity

Means the measure of the light scattering properties of water, and is an indicator of the presence of suspended solids.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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U code

A detailed component water volumes describing the availability, movement and use of water within urban water systems. Typically, U code volumes are at the plant or transfer party scale and provide a detailed breakdown of W indicator volumes.

Source: Category 7 Reporting Handbook

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upward longwave exposure

The total amount of terrestrial electromagnetic energy emitted from the Earth’s surface that irradiates a specified unit horizontal surface from underneath.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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upward longwave irradiance

The longwave irradiance emitted by the Earth’s surface that irradiates a specified unit horizontal surface from underneath.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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urban recycled water information

Information about the treatment and reuse of urban wastewater.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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urban stormwater information

Information about water in the urban stormwater drainage system.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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urban wastewater information

Information about water in the urban stormwater drainage system.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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urban water supply information

Information about water supplied by urban water utilities.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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vapour pressure deficit

The difference between the amount of moisture in the air and how much moisture the air can hold when it is saturated.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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W indicator

A component water volumes describing the availability, movement and use of water within urban water systems. W indicators are the water resources indicators used to compile the urban National Performance Report. W indicator volumes are at the scale of the urban National Performance Reporting regions.

Source: Category 7 Reporting Handbook

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wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)

The general name given to a plant used to treat wastewater collected through the urban wastewater system to meet quality requirements for effluent discharge to receiving waterways or land based re-use.

Source: Category 7 Reporting Handbook

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water information

(a) any raw data, or any value added information product, that relates to:

(i) the availability, distribution, quantity, quality, use, trading or cost of water; or

(ii) water access rights, water delivery rights or irrigation rights; or

(b) any metadata relating to data of a kind referred to in paragraph (a);

and includes contextual information relating to water (such as land use information, geological information and ecological information).

Source: Water Act 2007 Part 7 Section 125

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water management area

An area (however described) used by an agency of the Commonwealth or an agency of a State for the purposes of managing surface water or ground water.

Note: The following are examples of water management areas:

(a) river basins;

(b) catchments;

(c) aquifers;

(d) water sources;

(e) sustainable diversion limit resource units.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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water reclamation plant (WRP)

The general name given to a plant used to treated wastewater treatment plant effluent for recycling.

Source: Category 7 Reporting Handbook

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water restrictions

Any constraints or restrictions placed on water use by an infrastructure operator, local council, or State or Territory Government.

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water storage

A body of water that is naturally occurring, is impounded by a constructed barrier or is within an excavation, and includes ponds, swamps, lakes, wetlands, weirs, dams, basins, reservoirs and open pits.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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water treatment plant (WTP)

The general name given to a plant typically used to treat water sourced from surface or groundwater for supply into the urban water system.

Source: Category 7 Reporting Handbook

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water-equivalent precipitation

The depth of water that would result if solid precipitation were melted.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

Related:

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watercourse

A river, creek or other natural watercourse (whether modified or not) in which water is contained or flows (whether permanently or from time to time); and includes:

(i) a dam or reservoir that collects water flowing in a watercourse; and

(ii) a lake or wetland through which water flows; and

(iii) a channel into which the water of a watercourse has been diverted; and

(iv) part of a watercourse; and

(v) an estuary through which water flows

Source: Water Act 2007 Part 1 Section 4

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web service

A software system designed to support machine-to-machine interaction, in which the machines are capable of being used or operated reciprocally over a network of computers.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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week

A period of seven consecutive days starting on the first moment of a Monday and finishing at the end of the following Sunday.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.04

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wet-bulb air temperature

The temperature of air measured by a thermometer that has its bulb wrapped in wet muslin.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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wind run

The product of the average wind speed and the period over which that average speed was measured.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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year

The financial year.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.04

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