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If Basin States request a particular re-allocation, the Authority must propose it. Under Part 4, the Authority can propose adjustments to groundwater SDLs to reflect new or improved information relating to the groundwater of the groundwater SDL resource units. This includes various measures expected to be in operation by , including as a result of investments that the Commonwealth is committed to funding, that are expected to recover the equivalent of at least GL of water per year.

These conditions include the infrastructure, rules and practices that were assumed in the benchmark model, including certain measures that were not yet in effect but were expected to be in place by , including as a result of investments that the Commonwealth is committed to funding and are expected to recover the equivalent of at least GL of water per year.

The Authority will, in consultation with the Basin Officials Committee, prepare and publish a report detailing the benchmark conditions of development as soon as practicable after the Basin Plan is made. A supply measure is a measure that operates to increase the quantity of water available to be taken in a set of surface water SDL resource units compared with the quantity available under the benchmark conditions of development.

An efficiency measure is a measure that operates to decrease the quantity of water required for one or more consumptive uses in a set of surface water SDL resource units, compared with the quantity required under the benchmark conditions of development. Before finalising a determination of the amounts of proposed adjustments in accordance with this Chapter, the Authority must: Part 2—Adjustment of surface water SDLs for notified measures.

The objective for this Part is to allow surface water SDLs to be adjusted to reflect the effects of measures that increase the supply of water or the efficiency of water use, and are notified under this Part, so that: Methods and results , MDBA publication no: Division 2—When Authority must propose appropriate adjustments. Under section 23B of the Act, the Authority is then required to prepare appropriate amendments of the Basin Plan, for adoption by the Minister. Under section 23B of the Act, the Authority is then required to prepare appropriate amendments of the basin Plan, for adoption by the Minister.

This section might apply if, for example, a notified measure has been withdrawn or an additional efficiency measure has been registered. Division 3—Notification and recording of relevant matters. Division 4—Determining amounts of adjustments. The determination is based on the effect that the supply measures will have when they come into operation, whether or not they have done so by 30 June Efficiency contribution for determination.

The efficiency contributions are expected to vary over time as relevant water access entitlements are acquired. The Authority will use long-term diversion limit equivalent factors to convert water access entitlements into a common unit for the purpose of the determinations. Neutral or improved socio-economic outcomes. Use of approval process. The Authority must apportion the total supply contribution for the notified measures to give each affected unit a supply contribution in a way that: If, at a particular time, the net effect of the total supply contribution and the total efficiency contribution under sections 7.

Some of the supply measures may not be operating by that date. The determination is based on the effect that they will have when they have come into operation by Part 3—Adjustments relating to shared reduction amounts. The SDL resource unit shared reduction amounts that will apply are set under subsection 6. Under section 23B of the Act, the Authority is then required to prepare appropriate amendments of the Plan, for adoption by the Minister. SDL adjustments proposed under this Part will be used for the purpose of calculating any adjustment amounts under Part 2.

For adjustments relating to a zone that lies in 2 Basin States, both States will need to request a proposal to ensure that the definition of re-allocation adjustment is satisfied.

Part 4—Adjustments relating to groundwater. The objective for this Part is to allow SDLs for groundwater SDL resource units to be adjusted to reflect new or improved information about their groundwater resources.

Part 5—Independent audit of calculations. Chapter 8—Environmental watering plan. The principles to be applied in environmental watering are specified in Division 6 of Part 4. The Act imposes other obligations onto the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder that relate to the environmental watering plan. See sections , and of the Act.

Part 2—Overall environmental objectives for water-dependent ecosystems. This Part sets out overall environmental objectives and particular objectives for each of those objectives.

These objectives will be met in part by the provision of environmental water, but will also be supported by other management actions.

See also subsections 22 9 to 12 of the Act. The overall environmental objectives for the water-dependent ecosystems of the Murray-Darling Basin are, within the context of a working Murray-Darling Basin: The fact that water storages and properties including floodplains are under the control of various persons currently restricts the capacity to actively manage all water-dependent ecosystems. See paragraph 21 3 c of the Act.

This is to ensure that water quality is maintained at a level that does not compromise the ecosystem and that hydrologic connectivity is restored and maintained. Part 3—Targets by which to measure progress towards objectives. This review will include a review of the targets. The Authority must measure progress towards achieving the objectives in Part 2 by using the targets in Schedule 7 having regard to the following: Part 4—Environmental management framework.

This Part sets out the environmental management framework, which includes: The environmental management framework is intended to: The application of adaptive management will enable various triggers to be responded to, including any adjustment that might be made to the SDL.

Division 2—Basin-wide environmental watering strategy. See also subsection 8. See also sections 29 to 31 of the Act.

Matters to which Authority must have regard. The Authority may review and update the Basin-wide environmental watering strategy in response to various triggers, including any adjustment that might be made to the SDL.

Division 3—Long-term watering plans. A Basin State must prepare a long-term environmental watering plan for each water resource plan area that contains surface water long-term watering plan. The level of detail in a long-term watering plan may vary according to local conditions, and statutory and other arrangements prevailing in the water resource plan area. Identification of environmental watering requirements.

Identification of possible co-operative arrangements. Identification of long-term risks. Incorporation of other material. Under paragraphs a and b , a Basin State may consult with any holder or manager whose environmental water could contribute to environmental watering in the water resource plan area, regardless of the location of the holder or manager, or of the location of the water. Matters to which Basin State is to have regard. Advice from the Authority.

Consistency with international agreements. A purpose of the Basin Plan, including Chapter 8, is to give effect to relevant international agreements see paragraph 20 a and subsections 21 1 , 2 and 3 of the Act. This provision is a further check to ensure that this purpose is achieved. The month timeframe referred to in paragraph a commences when the Authority actually publishes the strategy, and not 24 months after commencement of the Basin Plan. To ensure transparency, it is expected that Basin States will publish long-term watering plans as soon as is practicable.

Division 4—Annual environmental watering priorities. The level of detail in annual watering priorities may vary according to local conditions, and statutory and other arrangements prevailing in the water resource plan area. Matters to which Basin State must have regard. Information to be provided to Basin States to prepare annual environmental watering priorities. Consistency with long-term watering plans.

A Basin State must give its annual environmental watering priorities for a water accounting period to the Authority: Division 5—Basin annual environmental watering priorities. For the application of Basin annual environmental watering priorities, see Division 6. The Basin annual environmental watering priorities may identify any of the following: Complex arrangements could include multiple water sources, multiple sites, the involvement of multiple parties, the achievement of multiple benefits, or trade-offs.

Synergies could be identified in order to maximise environmental benefits in the way described in section 8. The Authority may engage an individual scientist or scientific advisory committee to provide advice on aspects of Basin annual environmental watering priorities.

How Authority identifies Basin annual environmental watering priorities. The Authority must publish on its website the Basin annual environmental watering priorities: The Authority may review and update the Basin annual environmental watering priorities at any time, including during the water accounting period. Division 6—Principles to be applied in environmental watering. Subdivision A—Principles to be applied in environmental watering. This Subdivision sets out the principles to be applied in environmental watering.

See the definition of environmental watering in section 4 of the Act. Environmental watering is to be undertaken having regard to the Basin annual environmental watering priorities. There may be reasons why it is not possible in particular circumstances to undertake watering in accordance with these priorities. Environmental watering is to be undertaken consistently with the objectives in Part 2.

Subject to the principles in sections 8. Ensuring that the water achieves the best environmental outcomes including through multi-site watering en route to an intended priority environmental asset. Environmental watering is to be undertaken having regard to: Environmental watering is to be undertaken having regard to the quantity of water and other resources required relative to the expected environmental benefits. A lack of full scientific certainty as to whether there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.

Environmental watering should be undertaken having regard to the views of: Adaptive management should be applied in the planning, prioritisation and use of environmental water. Environmental watering should be undertaken in a way that is not inconsistent with relevant international agreements. River management and operational practices should be reviewed, and if necessary altered, to ensure that rivers can be managed to achieve multiple objectives, including the objectives in Part 2.

Subdivision B—Reporting in relation to Basin annual environmental watering priorities. See section 25D of the Acts Interpretation Act for content required in a statement of reasons. This aligns with the period by which an annual report must be produced on the implementation of the environmental management framework. Division 7—Planning for recovery of additional environmental water. The reasoning may include models used by the Authority to identify priorities for the recovery of environmental water.

Part 5—Methods for identifying environmental assets and ecosystem functions and their environmental watering requirements. This database is expected to include information used in the development of the Basin Plan which will be added to on an ongoing basis. If the environmental asset falls within the assessment indicator for Criterion 1 because it is a declared Ramsar wetland, the objectives must be directed towards maintaining the ecological character of the wetland. If new information came to light, the step in paragraph 1 e could be re-applied without needing to re-apply the entire method.

This may include a conceptual model. Part 6—Principles and method to determine priorities for applying environmental water. Division 1—Principles to be applied to determine priorities. This Division sets out the principles to be applied to determine the priorities for applying environmental water.

Priorities for applying environmental water are: Best available knowledge may change over time, especially as a result of monitoring undertaken pursuant to Chapter 13 of the Basin Plan. Priorities for applying environmental water are to be consistent with the objectives in Part 2. Priorities for applying environmental water are to be flexible and responsive so as to: Priorities for applying environmental water are to be determined having regard to matters relating to the condition of priority environmental assets and priority ecosystem functions, including: Priorities for applying environmental water are to be determined having regard to matters relating to the likely effectiveness of applying environmental water, including: The ability to use environmental water in concert with stock and domestic releases, or other releases for consumptive use.

Priorities for applying environmental water are to be determined having regard to matters relating to risk including: This involves the identification of water-dependent ecosystems that will not receive water as a result of a particular watering decision.

Priorities for applying environmental water are to be determined using robust, transparent and documented decision-making processes. Division 2—Method to be used to determine priorities. A resource availability scenario is one of the following: The seasonal, operational and management considerations upon which priorities for applying environmental water are to be refined must be based on the following: See also paragraph 8.

Chapter 9—Water quality and salinity management plan. The water quality and salinity management plan has been prepared having regard to the National Water Quality Management Strategy endorsed by the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council see subsection 25 3 of the Act. Water quality includes salinity: Part 2—Key causes of water quality degradation in Murray-Darling Basin. Part 3—Water quality objectives for Basin water resources.

This Part sets out the following water quality objectives for Basin water resources: The water quality objectives for raw water for treatment for human consumption are: The water quality objective for irrigation water is that the quality of surface water, when used in accordance with the best irrigation and crop management practices and principles of ecologically sustainable development, does not result in crop yield loss or soil degradation.

The water quality objective for recreational water quality is to achieve a low risk to human health from water quality threats posed by exposure through ingestion, inhalation or contact during recreational use of Basin water resources. If the value of a water quality characteristic for example, salinity, nutrients, pesticides, pH, turbidity is at a level that is better than the target value for water quality set out in Part 4, an objective is to maintain that level.

A discharge of an average of 2 million tonnes of salt each water accounting period has been assessed as being adequate for the purposes of subsection 2. This figure has been calculated on the basis of a long-term modelled estimate approach that takes into account cyclical climate influences on flows, as well as existing works and measures such as salt interception schemes that avoid substantial quantities of salt entering the River Murray System, and which are complementary to flushing salt from the River Murray System.

Part 4—Water quality targets. This Part sets out the following: The provisions of that Schedule operate independently of, and are unaffected by, the targets in this Part. Basin States and Commonwealth agencies are required to produce reports on those matters: See also section The failure to achieve a target does not in itself mean that: If, for a Basin water resource, more than one target value set out in this Part applies for the same water quality characteristic for example, salinity, nutrients, pesticides, pH, turbidity , the most stringent target value applies.

Division 2—Targets for managing water flows. River Murray at Murray Bridge. River Murray at Morgan. River Murray at Lock 6. Darling River downstream of Menindee Lakes at Burtundy. Lower Lakes at Milang. Division 3—Water quality targets for water resource plans. The targets set out in this Division are to inform the development of certain measures which are required to be included in water resource plans. In some circumstances, a WQM plan in a water resource plan may specify alternatives to target values set out in this Division: The targets in this Division relate to fresh water-dependent ecosystems, irrigation water and recreational water.

The ADWG sets out standards for the quality of raw water for treatment for human consumption. Southern Basin Murray River and tributaries.

Paroo and Warrego rivers— The water quality targets for water used for recreational purposes are that the values for cyanobacteria cell counts or biovolume meet the guideline values set out in Chapter 6 of the Guidelines for Managing Risks in Recreational Water. Chapter 10—Water resource plan requirements. Part 2—Identification of water resource plan area and other matters.

Water resource plan constituted by 2 or more instruments. Subsection 63 1 of the Act states that a water resource plan may be constituted by 2 or more instruments. The same instrument or text may be used for more than one water resource plan. Water resource plan to include list of requirements. Material not forming part of the water resource plan.

See paragraph d of the definition of water resource plan in section 4 of the Act. A water resource plan must: The Legislative Instruments Act requires that the explanatory statements for such plans describe the consultation undertaken in relation to the plans.

Part 3—Incorporation and application of long-term annual diversion limit. Division 1—Water access rights. Division 2—Take for consumptive use. This Division sets out the principal provisions for how a water resource plan incorporates and applies the SDL for each SDL resource unit. Amendments under section 23B of the Act are made following proposals for adjustment under Chapter 7.

Water resource plans are not required to give effect to the long-term average sustainable diversion limits until 1 July Water allocations can be made during or before a water accounting period. The annual permitted take is usually worked out after the end of a water accounting period.

A water resource plan may provide for less water to be taken. Paragraph g includes what is commonly known as a growth-in-use strategy. The annual actual take for the SDL resource unit is the sum of the quantity of water actually taken by each form of take for consumptive use: Part 4—The sustainable use and management of water resources.

Division 1—Sustainable use and management. This Part sets out the requirements in relation to the sustainable use and management of water resources of the water resource plan area within the long-term annual diversion limit for an SDL resource unit. Division 4—How requirements have been met. The following are types of interception activity which may have the potential to have a significant impact on the water resources of a water resource plan area: If a water resource plan includes a list of the kind referred to in subsection This section provides a mechanism to address unanticipated effects of, or changes in, interception activity.

Part 6—Planning for environmental watering. A water resource plan must ensure that there is no net reduction in the protection of planned environmental water from the protection provided for under State water management law immediately before the commencement of the Basin Plan.

Part 7—Water quality objectives. A water resource plan must include a water quality management plan WQM Plan. The WQM Plan must identify the causes, or likely causes, of water quality degradation in the water resource plan area having regard to the key causes of water quality degradation identified in Part 2 of Chapter 9 and set out in Schedule A WQM Plan must specify measures that contribute to the achievement of the objectives.

This section does not require a WQM Plan to set out measures designed to achieve the targets. The WQM Plan must identify the sites in the water resource plan area at which the target values for irrigation water apply.

The measures specified in the WQM Plan must be developed having regard to: See also the consultation requirement in subsection 63 2 of the Act. Part 8—Trade of water access rights. This Part does not apply to water access rights of a kind that are not able to be traded under State water management law. In setting out the circumstances, a water resource plan must ensure that each condition set out in section Part 9—Approaches to addressing risks to water resources.

A water resource plan must describe: Part 10—Measuring and monitoring. A water resource plan must include the following information in relation to each class of water access right relating to the water resources of the water resource plan area: Part 11—Reviews of water resource plans. A water resource plan must require that if a review of the plan or a part of the plan is undertaken, the report of the review must be given to the Authority within 30 days after the report is completed.

A water resource plan must require a Basin State that proposes an amendment to the plan arising from a review to give the reasons for the amendment to the Authority. See also section 65 of the Act. Part 12—Information used to prepare water resource plan. A water resource plan must identify any significant method, model or tool that has been used to develop the water resource plan. Part 14—Indigenous values and uses. A water resource plan must be prepared having regard to the views of Indigenous people with respect to cultural flows.

A water resource plan must provide at least the same level of protection of Indigenous values and Indigenous uses as provided in: Chapter 11—Critical human water needs. See subsection 86A 2 of the Act for the meaning of critical human water needs. Part 2—Water required to meet critical human water needs. For each Basin State that is a referring State other than Queensland the amount of water required to meet the critical human water needs of the communities in the State that are dependent on the waters of the River Murray System is: The amount of conveyance water required to deliver the water referred to in section The amount specified in this section is based on observed losses from the major storages and the River Murray upstream of the South Australian border during years of low water availability.

The amount specified in this section also includes the amount specified in clause 88 b of the Agreement. See subsection 86A 4 of the Act for the meaning of conveyance water. Section 86F of the Act provides for emergency responses when a water quality trigger point or a salinity trigger point specified in this Part is reached. Water quality trigger points. Part 3—Monitoring, assessment and risk management. Part 5 of this Chapter deals with when Tier 3 water sharing arrangements commence and when they cease to apply.

Part 4—Tier 2 water sharing arrangements. Division 1—When Tier 2 water sharing arrangements apply. Insufficient water to provide conveyance water in current water accounting period. Insufficient water to set aside conveyance reserve for next water accounting period. Division 2—Tier 2 reserves policy. This Division specifies the reserves policy that applies for periods during which Tier 2 water sharing arrangements apply.

The amount is based on hydrological modelling. Part 5—Tier 3 water sharing arrangements. Chapter 12—Water trading rules. Chapter does not apply to non-tradeable water access rights. Certain provisions do not apply to trades conducted pursuant to inter-governmental agreements.

Review of subsections 2 to 4. An irrigation infrastructure operator is required to calculate the termination fee in accordance with the Water Charge Termination Fees Rules These Rules also impose certain procedural requirements that must be met before a termination fee can be imposed. In this Chapter, a reference to the trade of a water access right to, from or between places for example trading zones, locations, areas, resources or systems is a reference to a trade which results in a change of location at which the water to which the right relates may be taken.

A person who suffers loss or damage as a result of conduct of another person, other than an agency of a Basin State, that contravenes a section specified in the following table may recover the amount of the loss or damage by action against that other person.

See subsection 26 5 of the Act. Part 2—Restrictions on trade of tradeable water rights. Division 1—Trade of tradeable water rights. Subdivision A—All water resources—right to trade free of certain restrictions. A person may trade a water access right free of any restriction on the trade that relates to the person being, or not being, a member of a particular class of persons.

A person may take and use water under a water access right free of any restriction arising from the fact that the person acquired the water access right by way of trade. A person may trade a water access right free of any restriction arising from the fact that water extracted under the right might be transported or used outside the Murray-Darling Basin.

A person may trade a water access right within a water resource free of any restriction based on the fact that a water resource is overallocated. A person may trade a water access right or an irrigation right free of any condition that would require the person to hold, buy, sell, obtain, accept, terminate, or vary the volume or unit share of, a water delivery right.

Subdivision B—Additional rules relating to surface water. See clause 3 of Schedule D to the Agreement for the meaning of valley account. A water access entitlement must not be traded in a regulated system or between regulated systems if an exchange rate is applied to the water access entitlement as a condition of the trade.

Subdivision C—Additional rules relating to groundwater. The trade of a water access right between 2 locations within a groundwater SDL resource unit is prohibited, unless all the following conditions are met: The trade of a water access right between 2 groundwater SDL resource units is prohibited, unless all the following conditions are met: The trade of a water access right between a groundwater SDL resource unit and a surface water SDL resource unit is prohibited, unless all the following conditions are met: Nothing in this Chapter is to be taken to have the effect that a person may trade a water access right free of a restriction imposed under State water management law because the person has: See section 4 of the Act for the meaning of State water management law.

Division 2—Trade of water delivery rights. See section 4 of the Act for the meaning of irrigation infrastructure operator. An irrigation infrastructure operator must not unreasonably restrict the trade of a water delivery right. Part 3—Information about water delivery rights and irrigation rights. The object of this Part is to facilitate the trade of water delivery rights and irrigation rights by making information about the rights available to the holders of those rights. Division 2—Water delivery rights to be specified by irrigation infrastructure operators.

Division 3—Irrigation rights to be specified by irrigation infrastructure operators. Part 4—Approval processes for trade of water access rights. The object of this Part is to facilitate the trade of water access rights by making the approval processes involved in trade more open and transparent.

Part 5—Information and reporting requirements. The object of this Part is to facilitate the trade of tradeable water rights by making information about the rights publicly available. The Authority must publish information it is given under this Part. Division 2—Information about water access rights.

In this Division, water access right does not include water allocation. The information the Authority may require in the form determined under subsection Division 3—Trading rules to be made available. Division 4—Trading prices to be made available. Division 5—Information to be made available. Meaning of material effect. Meaning of water announcement. A person who makes a water announcement must ensure that it is made in a manner that makes it generally available. Chapter 13—Program for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the Basin Plan.

Nothing in this Chapter requires or authorises a person to disclose personal information. See section 6 of the Privacy Act for the definition of personal information. Part 2—Principles to be applied. For example, the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is responsible for reporting on matters only to the extent that the matters relate to its responsibilities. Program logic is a mechanism that helps to determine when and what to evaluate so that resources can be used effectively and efficiently: Part 3—Evaluations, reviews, audits and assessments.

Division 1—Evaluation of Basin Plan. The Authority must publish the findings and recommendations arising from an evaluation: The key questions that the Authority must ask when making an evaluation referred to in section Division 2—Reviews of water quality targets and environmental watering plan. The purpose of the reviews required by this Division is to assess the effectiveness of: The Authority must publish the findings and recommendations arising from a review: The water quality targets are set out in Part 4 of Chapter 9.

See also section of the Act. Division 4—Assessments of Basin condition. Division 5—Evaluations, reviews and audits to inform changes to, and implementation of, Basin Plan. For example, the start day for some reporting matters may be the day on which the Basin Plan, or a particular part of the Basin Plan, commences.

Reporting days and reporting periods may also be varied by agreement: The Authority is required to publish copies of all reports: The Authority may publish guidelines in relation to the reporting requirements in this Part, and the Basin States, the Department and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder may have regard to the guidelines. Part 5—Publication of information. The Authority must, in consultation with Basin States, the Department and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder as relevant , and any other relevant person or body, take all reasonable steps to publish on its website information including data obtained in monitoring the effectiveness of the Basin Plan.

Part 6—Improving monitoring, evaluation and reporting capabilities. Schedule 1—Basin water resources and the context for their use. This description of Basin water resources and the context in which those resources are used has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of item 1 of the table in subsection 22 1 of the Water Act and is based upon the best information available to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority at this point in time.

It comprises information on the size, extent, connectivity, variability and condition of the Basin water resources; the uses to which the Basin water resources are put including by Indigenous people ; the users of the Basin water resources; and the social and economic circumstances of Basin communities dependent on the Basin water resources. The Murray-Darling Basin is large, diverse and dynamic in terms of its climate, natural resources and the social and economic circumstances of its industries and communities.

Spatial and temporal changes in the availability, condition and use of water resources are a constant, resulting in a highly variable set of circumstances across different parts of the Basin at any given time. This description considers the Basin water resources and the context in which those resources are used, primarily from a Basin-wide perspective.

Size and extent of Basin water resources. The Murray-Darling Basin is defined by the catchment areas of the Murray and Darling rivers and their many tributaries.

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