Water Quality Targets

‘Water Quality Targets’ are numerical values or descriptive statements that must be met within a specified period of time to protect a set of environmental values (i.e. aquatic ecosystem protection, recreation and aquaculture/human consumption) [1]. Water Quality Targets are available on a bioregional basis on the the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts website. Customising of targets to local conditions following procedures outlined in the guidelines is also highly encouraged [1].

  1. the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Water Quality Targets: A Handbook, Commonwealth of Australia, 2002 (see also Water Quality Targets OnLine).
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