Water plan monitoring, reporting and review
We monitor the implementation of each plan to make sure it's achieving its outcomes.
This includes using data from:
- streamflow gauging stations and groundwater monitoring bores
- the Environmental Flows Assessment Program (EFAP), which collects information on the water requirements of ecosystems to inform planning
- the Q-Catchments program (formerly known as the Stream and Estuary Assessment Program), which monitors threats to aquatic ecosystems
- expressions of interest in Indigenous water reserves.
We also use data from water supply scheme operators, who monitor and report on their infrastructure. Find out more about data collection and reporting standards.
The data we collect is used to:
- support the development of water plans
- prepare the Minister's report.
The Minister's report is prepared at least every 5 years for the life of the plan. The reports are a water plan's 'health check'. You can download Minister reports from our library collection.
Before a water plan expires, the plan's performance may be evaluated. This risk assessment helps determine if a plan can be extended or requires amending or replacing.
- Access water plans and other planning documents for your water plan area.
- Visit the water monitoring portal for information on streamflow and groundwater levels.
- Find out more about Indigenous water reserves.
- Find out more about the water monitoring and data and the Environmental Flows Assessment Program.
- Read the Water planning science plan 2020–2030 to find out how we use science to develop water plans and improve water planning.
- Find out about water metering and how metering data is used to measure water use.
- Read about how we monitor and evaluate water use to ensure compliance with water regulations.