Review of hydrometric monitoring guidelines

The Water Monitoring Standardisation Technical Committee (WaMSTeC) has commenced a periodic review of the National Industry Guidelines for hydrometric monitoring.

The purpose of the review is to

  • ensure the guidelines remain technically sound and up to date with technological advancements
  • address any issues or errors identified since guideline publication in 2013
  • expand on the groundwater monitoring aspects of the guidelines.

The review will take place in stages throughout 2017 and 2018.

Invitation to comment
Acoustic Doppler Guidelines parts 8, 9 and 10

The consultation period is now open for National Industry Guidelines parts 8, 9 and 10. You are invited to submit comment.

These are guidelines on the application of Acoustic Doppler technology to measure surface water flow, velocity and depth.

The consultation period will remain open through to Friday 15 December 2017.

Proposed changes

You can download a copy of the proposed changes at the link below.

How to contribute

Submissions may address any, or all, of the proposed changes to the guidelines. In addition, submissions might include:

  • suggested improvements
  • any other issues or errors with the guidelines
  • whether or not you support the proposed changes.

You can provide your feedback by emailing the Bureau at You may wish to use the attached form to provide your comment.

Alternatively, you can submit comments via a Google form at this link.

What will happen next?

A WaMSTeC subcommittee is managing the periodic review of guidelines parts 8, 9 and 10.

Following the consultation period, the subcommittee will review all comments and submissions and develop revised drafts of these guidelines, along with a Basis for Endorsement (BFE) document. The BFE document will summarise the consultation, input from industry and the degree of support for the proposed changes. It will also detail any significantly different viewpoints identified through the consultation, and how these were resolved in the revised guideline drafts.

The subcommittee will submit revised drafts to WaMSTeC for endorsement, along with the BFE document, in November 2018.

Guidelines parts 0 to 7

Consultation will open early in 2018 for National Industry Guidelines parts 0 to 7.

This will include opportunity to comment on proposed new material to expand the groundwater monitoring aspects of these guidelines.

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