The Science guidelines to support water allocation plans- ecology, hydrology and hydrogeology are intended to provide guidance regarding the scientific investigations required to support the water allocation planning process in South Australia, in accordance with the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (the Act).

The guidelines are separated into parts that reflect the different sections of a water allocation plan in relation to the relevant sections under the Act, with Part 1 providing an overarching introduction and context.

Please use these guidelines in conjunction with other policies and supporting material provided by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Currently the following science guidelines are available: