Thursday, 21 October 2010

An end to the drought?

Aerial photograph of the Loddon River and Serpentine Creek in flood
Loddon River - photo by Goulburn-Murray Water

With so much rain and flooding in parts of Australia over the past few months, many people have asked if the drought has finally ended.

Not necessarily, according to the Special Climate Statement released by the Bureau of Meteorology in early October 2010.

Water accounting standard released for comment

The Exposure Draft of Australian Water Accounting Standard 1 (ED AWAS 1) and associated model reports will be launched by the end of October.

To receive a hard copy of the publication please email or, from the end of October, visit the WASB website to download a pdf version.

Initially developed as part of the process to compile Australia's National Water Account, a predecessor version of ED AWAS 1 is currently being tested in Spain and South Africa. This highlights the Bureau's leading role in developing international standards for water accounting.

Written feedback on the ED AWAS 1 and associated model reports is invited by 30 June 2011.

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