Monitoring and knowledge management

Ensuring that monitoring and long term knowledge management meets the needs of clients in the most efficient manner.

Review of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board – Composite Sampling Program

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges (AMLR) Natural Resources Management Board is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the condition of the region’s natural resources. The Board conducts a water quality monitoring program (under its Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework) that includes both ambient and a pollutant load monitoring program. The pollutant load monitoring program utilises a network of composite samplers across the region which measure flow continuously and collect water quality samples at defined intervals. naturallogic has been engaged by the AMLR Natural Resources Management Board to review its composite sampling program and provide advice regarding; the coverage provided by the network and the sample program method (including; parameter justification, integration of monitoring systems with other agency programs and the effectiveness of reporting).
The second phase of this work was the provision of information regarding the monitoring program on the Board’s website.
Referee for the project: Mr Keith Smith, Manager Monitoring and Evaluation, AMLR NRM Board

 

Establishment of a South Australian Water Resources Operations Centre

The Department for Water has committed to a priority project to establish a Water Resources Operations Centre, to support decision making by South Australia in relation to the management of its surface water, groundwater and stormwater systems, through the provision of timely and relevant data and analyses. The operations Centre will improve the quality of and response time for the assessment of operational and policy options, provide greater control over the analyses undertaken to inform policy development, improve the assessment of water resource management proposals, and expand the State’s capability to analyse options for the management of its water resource systems. naturallogic was engaged by DFW to assess and provide advice on organisational and systems development requirements for the establishment of the WROC.

 

Adelaide and Parafield Airports Stormwater Quality Monitoring and Improvement Plan

Adelaide Airport Limited is committed to minimizing the impact of its airport facilities on the environment and local communities, through the continuous improvement of its environmental performance. One aspect identified for environmental improvement under the Adelaide and Parafield Airport Master Plans is the management of stormwater quality. naturallogic was engaged to develop the Stormwater Quality Monitoring and Improvement Plans for both Adelaide and Parafield Airports.

 

Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Review – Tweed Shire Council

naturallogic was engaged to undertake a Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Review for the Tweed Shire Council, (November, 2009). The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) (NHMRC/NRMMC, 2004) define a holistic approach to drinking water management including understanding where sources of contamination may arise and how contamination may find its way to the consumer. The approach is termed the Framework for Management of Drinking Water Quality. Tweed Shire Council seeks to implement the Framework for its water supply systems. The aim of this report was to review and provide recommendation for Tweed Shire Council Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Program, so as to address Element 2 and 5 of the Framework (E2 – Assessment of Drinking Water Supply System and E5 Verification of Drinking Water Quality Management. This report explains the logic behind the selection of parameters recommended for monitoring as well as the monitoring frequencies, locations and types of methodologies.

 

Integrated Hydrometric / Water Quality / Wetland Ecology Monitoring Program

Darren led the design, development and implementation of the Upper South East region’s integrated hydrometric / water quality / wetland ecology monitoring program; including the establishment of a network of some 42 surface and groundwater hydrometric stations, meteorological stations and wetland water quality monitoring stations – providing real-time feeds to a central data management system, and through this to operators in the field via laptop and mobile phone communications.