National Industry Guidelines for hydrometric monitoring
A series of ten National Industry Guidelines for hydrometric monitoring, including three guidelines dealing with the application of acoustic Doppler technology and a guideline glossary, are available for download at the links below.
The guidelines are a first for the Australian hydrometric industry and were endorsed by the Water Information Standards Business Forum (the Forum). Organisations involved in water data collection are encouraged to adopt these guidelines.
Endorsement signifies that the guidelines align with industry recommended practice and they are in step with relevant Australian and international standards.
Extensive industry input and consultation is a key feature of the development and review processes for these guidelines. Importantly, the Australian Hydrographers Association has been closely involved as the peak industry representative body, contributing assistance and input throughout.
The Bureau wishes to thank all involved in the production of these National Industry Guidelines for hydrometric monitoring. Special thanks are due to Mark Randall (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines) and Grant Robinson (previously with the then NSW Office of Water), who sponsored the guideline development, consultation and review.
The guideline glossary is also published in the Australian Water Information Dictionary (AWID).
Refer to the Basis for Endorsement document (1.2MB) for a summary of the context and benefit of these guidelines, and to learn more about the industry consultation process which occurred.
The Water Monitoring Standardisation Technical Committee (WaMSTeC) encourages all users of endorsed guidelines to raise issues, comments, corrections or other feedback relating to guideline content, scope or application. Provide your feedback by emailing the Bureau. Please consider using the attached form to provide your comment.
Governance of the guidelines
The National Industry Guidelines for hydrometric monitoring can be considered as living documents. WaMSTeC is accountable for ongoing governance of these guidelines and they are subject to periodic review through WaMSTeC at intervals of no greater than five years. The purpose of the periodic review is to ensure that the endorsed guideline continues to meet all stated requirements, remains technically sound and is up to date with technological advancements.
For more information on these National Industry Guidelines please contact the Bureau.