The SDL adjustment assessment framework for supply measures

MDBA reports

The SDL adjustment assessment framework for supply measures

The MDBA has developed and trialled the way it will assess projects under the Basin Plan's Sustainable Diversion Limits adjustment mechanism in 2016. The framework brochure explains the key concepts, how the SDL adjustment assessment works, and results from trialling the method using just seven of 27 current supply projects submitted by Basin state governments for the purpose.

The framework includes the use of an independently-developed (by the CSIRO), scientifically-robust scoring method (test) for environmental equivalence.

An Independent Review Panel has found the framework and test to be fit-for-purpose.