Environmental Water Mike Young Executive Director, The Environment Institute Email: [email protected] Basin Plan trade-offs. Conveyance to and through Mouth only 9 in 10 yrs Prepared to lose 25\% of red gum forests
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Environment with a fully-specified share
Volume of water available
Water needed to ensure conveyance
How conveyance is defined matters
=> an approach that works with the people in each region
environmentally sustainable level of take for a water resource means the level at which water can be taken from that water resource which, if exceeded, would compromise:
(a) key environmental assets of the water resource; or
(b) key ecosystem functions of the water resource; or
(c) the productive base of the water resource; or
(d) key environmental outcomes for the water resource.
(1) A long‑term average sustainable diversion limit for the Basin water resources, for the water resources of a particular water resource plan area ...... must reflect an environmentally sustainable level of take.
(2) A long‑term average sustainable diversion limit for the Basin water resources, for the water resources of a particular water resource plan area ... may be specified:
(a) as a particular quantity of water per year; or
(b) as a formula or other method that may be used to calculate a quantity of water per year; or
(c) in any other way that the Authority determines to be appropriate.