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Transitional SDL water take reports

Since 2012, Basin states have been required to report on water take in each SDL resource unit as well as meeting their annual Cap reporting requirements. We are working closely with Basin states to trial the monitoring and accounting methods that will be used when the sustainable diversion limits are in force in 2019.

Until then, annual Cap compliance reporting will be combined with the trial SDL accounts in Transitional Water Take Reports to ensure a smooth transition between the two frameworks. This provides the opportunity to develop, trial and improve the accounting methods underpinning compliance with the sustainable diversion limits.

It is important to note that the transitional SDL accounts are a proof of concept and have no compliance consequences at this time. They set a benchmark against which the MDBA will monitor the improvements in SDL water accounting and reporting that need to be made between now and 2019.

Until then, the Murray–Darling Basin Cap on surface water diversions remains the only Basin scale compliance framework that is in force. This report also provides an MDBA assessment of Basin state compliance with the Cap that complements the reporting data set out in the Cap.

More information can be found in our archived cap review publications

State narrative reports

When Basin states submit their transitional SDL water accounting data to the MDBA each year they also provide narrative reports setting out the particular water availability and reporting conditions experienced in that state in the relevant year. There may be differences between the volumes in the state narrative reports and those in the transitional SDL accounts. Such differences are likely the result of the significant change from Cap to SDL water take accounting and the extensive collaboration between the MDBA and each Basin state to ensure the transitional SDL accounts are prepared consistent with the Basin Plan.

 

 

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Surface and Groundwater trial water accounts on one page

The information presented in the Transition Period Water Take Reports draws on transitional water take accounts for surface water and groundwater that have been prepared in a way that is consistent with the SDL water accounting and compliance framework. These accounts are set out over several pages at Appendix 1 and 2 of the reports. For easier viewing of these accounts on screen, these have been made available as separate, single page documents.

2016–17 surface water trial SDL water take account
2016–17 groundwater trial SDL water take account
2012–13 to 2015–16 surface water trial SDL water take account
2012–13 to 2015-16 groundwater trial SDL water take account
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State narrative reports 2016–17 water year
Queensland narrative report 2016–17
New South Wales narrative report 2016–17
Victoria narrative report 2016–17
South Australia narrative report 2016–17
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State narrative reports 2015-16 water year
Queensland narrative report 2015-16
New South Wales narrative report 2015-16
Australian Capital Territory narrative report 2015-16
Victoria narrative report 2015-16
South Australia narrative report 2015-16
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State narrative reports 2014-15 water year
Queensland narrative report 2014-15
New South Wales narrative report 2014-15
Australian Capital Territory narrative report 2014-15
Victoria narrative report 2014-15
South Australia narrative report 2014-15
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State narrative reports 2013-14 water year
Queensland narrative report 2013-14
New South Wales narrative report 2013-14
Australian Capital Territory narrative report 2013-14
Victoria narrative report 2013-14
South Australia narrative report 2013-14
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State narrative reports 2012-13 water year
Queensland narrative report 2012-13
New South Wales narrative report 2012-13
Australian Capital Territory narrative report 2012-13
Victoria narrative report 2012-13
South Australia narrative report 2012-13
Published: 15 Nov 2017  •   MDBA reports