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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Guidelines for managing risks in recreational water (2008)

Author

National Health and Medical Research Council

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

 

Description

The purpose of these guidelines, developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), is to protect the health of people using recreational waters (coastal, estuaries and fresh water) from natural hazards (e.g., surf, aquatic organisms) and non natural hazards (e.g., wastewater overflows).

The guidelines are a tool for state and territory governments to safely manage the quality of recreational waters. A general overview of management practices and detailed information on potential hazards is presented. These guidelines focus on a preventative approach to managing recreational waters including the monitoring and grading of recreational waters.

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The guidelines are not mandatory, rather, they have been developed as a tool for state and territory governments to develop legislation and standards appropriate for local conditions and circumstances.

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Contact details

National Health and Medical Research Council
Level 1
16 Marcus Clarke St
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 1300 064 672 or (02) 6217 9000
Fax: (02) 6217 9100
Email: nhmrc@nhmrc.gov.au

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Last updated: 22 September 2014
 
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