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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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 A person

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

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Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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Category B person

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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commercial water

The total amount of metered and estimated non-metered, potable and non-potable, water supplied to commercial properties.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 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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data subcategory 3a (storages)

Level of water held in a major storage, expressed in metres relative to specified datum and the time of the observation.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

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data subcategory 3b (storages)

Volume of water held in a major storage, expressed in megalitres and the time of the observation.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 4

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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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downward long-wave 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 long-wave irradiance

The long-wave 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, means the capacity of the water to transmit a flow of electricity and is a common measure of the salinity of the water.

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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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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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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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industrial water

The total amount of metered and estimated non-metered, potable and non-potable, water supplied to industrial properties.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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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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major storage

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

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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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municipal water

The total amount of metered and estimated non-metered, potable and non-potable water supplied for municipal purposes.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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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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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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residential water

The total amount of metered and estimated non-metered, potable and non-potable water supplied to residential properties.

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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tidal limit

In relation to a watercourse, means 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

In relation to a water sample, means the measure 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

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

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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turbidity

In relation to a water sample, means the amount of small particles of solid matter suspended in the water sample, measured by the amount of scattering and absorption of light rays caused by the particles.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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upward long-wave 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 long-wave irradiance

The long-wave 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 water

The total residential, commercial, municipal, industrial and other 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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water connection

A distribution point for a water service provided to an end user.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Regulation 1.03

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water management area

An area defined for the purposes of water management, including a water resource plan area.

Source: Water Regulations 2008 Schedule 3 Part 1

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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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