1.3.1 Methods


The water-dependent asset register described in this product is a list of water-dependent assets identified for the bioregional assessment (BA) of the Cooper subregion. This section details the specific implementation to the Cooper subregion of methods described in the companion submethodology M02 (as listed in Table 1) for compiling water-dependent assets (Mount et al., 2015).

The methods involved (i) nominating and collating different groups of assets, (ii) determining the preliminary assessment extent (PAE) for the Cooper subregion, (iii) determining water dependency based upon multiple lines of evidence (including literature, remote sensing data and available mapping) and (iv) developing and compiling the water-dependent asset register.

The asset list for the Cooper subregion, prior to assessment of water dependence, contains 1558 assets that intersect the Cooper PAE, comprising 1525 ecological assets, 7 economic assets and 26 sociocultural assets.

Last updated:
10 February 2017