Environmental Water Accounting Workshop Facilitation
Client: Department of Water
DG Consulting planned and facilitated a workshop and prepared a report on the workshop outcomes in August 2010 for the Department of Water, Western Australia, on behalf of state environmental water accounting practitioners. The workshop built on jurisdictional experience with environmental water account reporting and focussed on general purpose water account reporting for typical environmental water management situations involving planned regulated surface water, planned unregulated surface water, and planned groundwater.
The conclusions in the final workshop report included a preferred approach for the extent of note disclosure information to be included in general purpose water accounting reports in relation to planned water primarily for environmental benefit. The workshop participants identified some priority actions to be pursued in relation to Water accounting reports for Groundwater, and it was agreed that current water accounting report treatments were regarded as satisfactory for general reporting in relation to held environmental water, and found no inconsistencies in current practice with the exposure draft Australian water accounting standard.