Abstract

Society increasingly demands that resource management decisions reflect ecological sustainability criteria. The current strain on the global environment makes it essential that environmental factors are considered along-side economic and social factors. This places increased emphasis on resource management as opposed to resource exploitation. Parallel to this trend is the requirement that Government policies and programs be more accountable; politically, economically and socially. This is leading, within Australia, to the use of rigorous performance indicators, as measures of the success of management practices. Australia, through various natural resource agencies, is moving towards more sustainable water resources management. The knowledge and information requirements to support these initiatives are, at present, ill-defined, but are likely to prove formidable. This means that public policy relating to water resources management will be framed with inadequate scientific information. The Australian Geological Survey Organisation is developing an Australian Groundwater Quality Assessment Program, within the framework of the National Landcare Program and as part of the National Water Quality Management Strategy. This Program will seek to cooperatively meet the information needs of the Strategy by a number of survey and research studies.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1993-01-01T00:00:00

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81366 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/81366/

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Earth Sciences

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