1.3.1 Methods

Summary

The water-dependent asset register is a list of water-dependent assets identified for use in the bioregional assessment (BA) of the Clarence-Moreton bioregion. This section details the specific application to the Clarence-Moreton bioregion of methods described in the companion submethodology M02 for compiling water-dependent assets (Mount et al., 2015), outlining how the register was compiled. Key concepts and terminology are also explained.

The methods covered include: the process of collecting different groups of assets and determining their water dependency, the development and compilation of the water‑dependent asset register, and the determination of the preliminary assessment extent (PAE) of the Clarence-Moreton bioregion.

The PAE of the Clarence-Moreton bioregion is defined by the boundary of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, a geological basin that contains coal resources of the Walloon Coal Measure (Rassam et al., 2014). The PAE boundary was influenced by the extent of the coal resources under consideration in the bioregion. The assets listed in the water-dependent asset register occur within this PAE.

Last updated:
10 February 2017