Salinity targets review: A process for developing objectives and targets
As part of the Basin planning process, MDBA is developing a Murray–Darling Basin Water Quality and Salinity Management Plan (WQSMP).
This review is the third in a series of four reports that documents the outcomes of a project conducted by Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) for MDBA to:
- review the existing end-of-valley targets under the Basin Salinity Management Strategy and Schedule B to the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement (Water Act 2007) with the expectation of providing directions on future end-of-valley targets and potential directions to integrate the existing arrangements with the Basin Planning process
- develop a process for setting salinity objectives and targets for inclusion in the WQSMP
- recommend salinity targets and objectives for inclusion in the WQSMP.
This report provides a process from which to derive water salinity objectives and targets that will be applied to the development of the Basin Plan and to subsequent five yearly reviews of targets.
Tagged as: Salinity
Publishing date: 15 October 2010