Table 4: Interim Approach programs sorted by agency, theme and region

A: Water monitoring programs by agency

EPA Programs
Beachwatch/Harbourwatch

DLWC Programs

Key Sites Program
NSW Surface Water Monitoring
State of the Storages
IMEF (numerous programs)
Groundwater Monitoring
Hawkesbury-Nepean recreational water quality monitoring
New South Wales Wave Climate Program
NSW Estuaries Baseline Data Collection Program
Snowy River Benchmarking and Flow-response Monitoring

State Forests of NSW

Water Quality Monitoring Environmental Protection Licence
Hydrology Research Program

Sydney Catchment Authority

Monitoring of Catchment Streams
Monitoring of Lakes
Hydrographic Monitoring Program

Sydney Water Corporation

Performance Assessment Monitoring Program
Sydney Ocean Reference Station
Streamwatch

Murray-Darling Basin Commission

Murray-Darling Basin Water Quality Monitoring Program

National Parks & Wildlife Service

Aerial survey of waterbirds in eastern Australia

Hunter Water Corporation

Inland Wastewater Environmental Program
Ocean Environmental Monitoring Program
Future Hunter Region Water Sources
Hunter Region Groundwater Monitoring
Hunter Water Storages
Hunter Region Catchments – Existing water Sources 

B: Water monitoring programs by themes

Water Quality Programs (Physico-Chem)

State of the Storages (DLWC)
Key Sites Program (DLWC)
IMEF (numerous programs) (DLWC)
Groundwater Monitoring (DLWC)
Hawkesbury-Nepean recreational water quality monitoring
Snowy River Benchmarking and Flow-Response Monitoring (limited)(DLWC)
Monitoring of Catchment Streams (SCA)
Monitoring of Lakes (SCA)
Murray-Darling Basin Water Quality Monitoring Program (MDBC)
StreamWatch (in metropolitan Sydney – supported by Sydney Water)
Waterwatch (in rural NSW – supported by DLWC)
Water Quality Monitoring Environmental Protection Licence (SFNSW)
Performance Assessment Monitoring Program (Sydney Water)
Inland Wastewater Environmental Program (HWC)

Biological Monitoring (Algae, Macroinvertebrates, Fish etc)

IMEF (numerous programs)
Snowy River Benchmarking & Environmental Flow-response
Monitoring Project (DLWC)
Murray-Darling Basin Water Quality Monitoring Program (MDBC)
Performance Assessment Monitoring Program (Sydney Water)
Ocean Environmental Monitoring Program (HWC)
Aerial survey of waterbirds in eastern Australia (NPWS)

Recreational Water Quality/Human Health (Bacteria, Viruses)

Beachwatch / Harbourwatch (EPA)
Monitoring of Catchment Streams (SCA)
Monitoring of Lakes (SCA)
Streamwatch (SW)
Hawkesbury-Nepean recreational water quality monitoring (DLWC)

Hydrology (Flow, tides, water level etc)

NSW Surface Water Monitoring (DLWC)
NSW Estuaries Baseline Data Collection Program (DLWC)
New South Wales Wave Climate Program (DLWC)
Water Quality Monitoring Environmental Protection Licence (SFNSW)
Hydrology Research Program (SFNSW)
Sydney Ocean Reference Station (SWC)
Hydrographic Monitoring Program (SCA)

C: Water monitoring programs by region

Sydney Catchment

Beachwatch / Harbourwatch (NSW EPA)
Hawkesbury-Nepean recreational water quality monitoring (DLWC)
NSW Estuaries Baseline Data Collection Program (DLWC)
Monitoring of Catchment Streams (SCA)
Monitoring of Lakes (SCA)
Hydrographic Monitoring Program (SCA)
Performance Assessment Monitoring Program (SWC)
Sydney Ocean Reference Station (SWC)
Streamwatch (in metropolitan Sydney - supported by Sydney Water)

Other Coastal

New South Wales Wave Climate Program (DLWC)
NSW Estuaries Baseline Data Collection Program (DLWC)
Streamwatch (in metropolitan Sydney - supported by Sydney Water)
Key Sites Program (DLWC)
Inland Wastewater Environmental Program (HWC)
Ocean Environmental Monitoring Program (HWC)
Aerial survey of waterbirds in eastern Australia (NPWS)
Future Storages for the Hunter Region (HWC)
Groundwater (HWC)
Storages (HWC)

Non Coastal

Key Sites Program (DLWC)
IMEF (numerous programs) (DLWC)
Groundwater Monitoring (DLWC)
State of the Storages (DLWC)
NSW Surface Water Monitoring (DLWC)
Snowy River Benchmarking and Flow-Response Monitoring (DLWC)
Water Quality Monitoring Environmental Protection Licence (SFNSW)
Hydrology Research Program (SFNSW)
Murray-Darling Basin Water Quality Monitoring Program (MDBC)
StreamWatch (in metropolitan Sydney – supported by Sydney Water)
Waterwatch (in rural NSW – supported by DLWC)
Aerial survey of waterbirds in eastern Australia

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