Water Information Standards Business Forum
The Water Information Standards Business Forum (the Forum) brings key water industry representatives together to coordinate water information standards development. Forum meetings took place in December 2010, November 2011 and recently on the 18th of September 2012 in Canberra. Ongoing meetings will occur on a 6 monthly basis.
The Forum Terms of Reference were agreed upon by the current membership.
Through the Modernisation and Extension of Hydrologic Monitoring Systems Funding program, the Bureau has funded the following projects to progress data collection standards:
- Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Standards
- New South Wales Hydrometric Standards
- Water Quality Metadata
The Forum is working with industry to gain broader acceptance and use of these standards.
The Forum is supporting the development of the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Standards, and the New South Wales Hydrologic Standards to be endorsed via the Forum and recommended for national adoption.
Consultation on Standards
Consultation on these and other standards will be called for at various times and will be advertised here and via professional and industry bodies.