As part of the State's efforts to ensure the sustainability of agricultural practices, chemical usage is being reduced and best practices for the use of chemicals have been adopted. Nevertheless, there are community concerns about the level of chemical usage and of the impacts of chemical pollution on industry, human health and the environment. Water quality monitoring programs provide the community and industry with the information to respond to these concerns.
Water quality and water quantity information is collected to assist management decisions about allocation, river condition, water quality and aquatic ecosystems.The Water Information System of Tasmania allows you to search for data relating to water flow, water quality, groundwater and natural freshwater values. You can also search for water entitlement and dam permit information.
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- Pesticide MonitoringThe Pesticide Water Monitoring Program was conducted from 2005 to 2014.
- Hydrological AssessmentIncludes flood studies, water interception tool, water assessment tool and catchment modelling.
- Water MonitoringThe Department undertakes a range of water monitoring.
- Water AssessmentWater quality and quantity information is collected statewide.
- CFEV ProgramThe CFEV database provides natural resource managers and the general public with information on the conservation value and management priorities of freshwater-dependent ecosystems throughout Tasmania.
- Water Testing LaboratoriesThe public can have water samples tested at the Department's Water Microbiology Laboratory at Prospect, Launceston or at the Analytical Services Laboratory in Hobart.