National water planning report card web tool
This online web application, based on the inaugural report National Water Planning Report Card 2011, provides a summary of the status of water plans across Australia, including the quality of existing water plans, their implementation, and areas for future improvement.
Releasing the report, Commission Chair Ms Chloe Munro explained, ‘Good water planning is the roadmap for how we share water resources and is critical to build confidence about these often difficult community decisions. The full benefits of water planning cannot be achieved without effective monitoring and transparent reporting.’
This new web resource is intended to promote better practice in water planning and encourage informed national discussion. It does so by allowing people to interrogate the information in the Report Card at a range of levels.
Users can explore and compare key elements of water planning at national, state and local levels – across 157 water plan areas. ‘Clickable’ jurisdictional maps show locations of water plan areas, allowing users to drill down to local plans.
A comprehensive search tool, allows the user to search by keyword, and filter plans by:
- state or territory
- groundwater or surface water
- whether the plan is in the Murray-Darling Basin
- year the plan was completed
- any of the twelve assessment criteria.
Up to four assessments can be compared via the search results, displaying the assessment criteria for the selected plans side by side.