Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has two state-wide monitoring and evaluation programs that examine the effects of water for the environment in rivers (VEFMAP) and wetlands (WetMAP).
Current stages of VEFMAP and WetMAP use a refined data management system including quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) checks to ensure data collected is accurate and up-to-date. Data (old and new) are stored in a Microsoft SQL Server relational database. The database has in-built QA measures to ensure consistency in the data entered. A user-friendly database interface allows Victorian Catchment Management Authority (CMA) staff to view and extract data summaries relevant to their CMA regions