Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Assessment Committee

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
The role of the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Assessment Committee (SDLAAC) is to assess and advise the Basin Officials Committee (BOC) on proposed measures which may provide an opportunity to adjust Sustainable Diversion Limits (SDL). These include supply measures such as works or changes in river operation and management rules which increase the quantity of water available to be taken for consumptive use; and efficiency measures through infrastructure works and upgrades which decrease the quantity of water required for consumptive uses. SDLAAC will also advise BOC on constraint measures which remove or ease constraints on the capacity to deliver environmental water, such as the raising of bridges and acquisition of easements. The Constraints Management Strategy (CMS), under the Basin Plan, will inform the Committee's assessment of constraint measures. The work of SDLAAC will be undertaken in three phases through to 2016, when it is expected to recommend a package of measures for potential SDL adjustment. BOC is responsible for choosing the final proposals to be included in this package. MDBA will then determine a likely SDL adjustment amount before proposing any SDL adjustments to the Minister for approval.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Inter Jurisdictional and International Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Agreement / Treaty / Council Order

  • Established By/Under More info

    Intergovernmental Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray Darling Basin

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

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