Modernisation and Extension Project on water quality metadata
Between 2009 and 2011 the (then) Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management undertook a project to develop metadata protocols for water quality data. The project was funded through the Australian Government Modernisation and Extension of Hydrologic Monitoring Systems Program administered by the Bureau of Meteorology.
The project, through a series of consultations (surveys, face to face meetings and workshops) with representation from many water data collectors, managers and users across Australia, produced three reports that proposed a catalogue of protocols for water quality data and metadata:
The recommendations in these reports formed the basis of the 2016 National Industry Guideline for water quality metadata.