Water Quality Metadata

The Water Quality Metadata Project was undertaken by the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and Arts with funding from the Australian Government Modernisation and Extension of Hydrological Monitoring Systems Program administered by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Following a series of consultations (surveys, face to face meetings and workshop) with representation from many water data collectors, managers and users across Australia, the project produced three reports. These reports propose a catalogue of protocols for water quality data including proposed water quality metadata:

Report A – Water Quality Metadata Guidelines (1.2MB)

Report B – Implementation Strategies (532KB)

Report C – Project Activity Report (1.3MB)

The Water Information Standards Business Forum (the Forum) extends its thanks to the project team and all concerned and particularly Rob De Hayr and Gabrielle Van Willigen who led the original project with such gusto.

The Forum now plans to build upon the outputs of this project and develop National Industry Guidelines for endorsement. As this work progresses, more information will be published on this web page.