The Murray Darling Basin Commission (MDBC) recognises there is an outstanding need to better coordinate and consolidate the metering, monitoring and reporting of groundwater use information across the Murray-Darling Basin. Groundwater use has the potential to impact on shared water resources of the Basin, particularly where groundwater and surface water systems are connected. However, the relationships between groundwater resource boundaries and jurisdictional boundaries and the different approaches to groundwater reporting make this a complex management and reporting issue.
The MDBC has engaged Spatial Vision and Bartley Consulting to identify and document the requirements of a groundwater information reporting framework for the Basin. A key challenge of this project is to collate and consolidate information that will assist the MDBC to understand the information needs and issues related to metering, monitoring and reporting on groundwater use from both a jurisdictional and whole of basin perspectives.
The Spatial Vision and Bartley Consulting are undertaking a consultative process to engage representatives of MDBC business groups and the jurisdictional groundwater custodians to understand the broad scope of requirements for reporting and opportunities to improve current data collation processes.
The MDBC selected this consulting team because of their combined expertise in groundwater management and natural resource database design and information management.
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Ph: (03) 9691 3000