The Environment Protection and Heritage Council and the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
- National guidance for the management of acid sulfate soils in inland aquatic ecosystems (PDF - 5.8 MB) | (Word - 2.4 MB)
This guidance document for the management of acid sulfate soils (ASS) in inland aquatic ecosystems is designed to guide the identification and management of inland ASS to reduce or eliminate the risks they pose to the Australian environment and its economy.
The document has been developed in the context of the National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS). The main objective of the NWQMS is to achieve sustainable use of the nation's water resources by protecting and enhancing water quality while maintaining economic and social development.
The document is an authoritative reference for natural resource managers, planners, policy makers and other practitioners; it aims to help them understand the complexities associated with managing ASS, and describes how to manage ASS in a range of aquatic environments in a drying climate. The document should be considered in conjunction with relevant Commonwealth, state and territory legislation, policies and guidance.