Useful Resources

​​Testing Guidelines

  • The Tasmanian Public Health Service – Drinking Water Quality page has many useful links and information pertinent to Tasmania including treated water supplies, rural water supplies, commercial water carriers, private water suppliers, water quality guidelines and reports, and rainwater tanks
  • NEPM (Assessment of site contamination) Schedule B3 – Guideline on laboratory analysis of potentially contaminated soils (86 page pdf)
  • Packaged water must comply with the Australia and New Zealand food standards code and the Tasmanian food act. Currently the ANZFSC standard  references the World Health Organisation guideline limits for packaged water: Annex Table A3.3


AST Resources and Information

  • AST’s NATA scope of accreditation

      Chemistry
      Biological


Useful Links

  • Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Tasmania
  • Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
  • Bureau of Meteorology weather information (BOM)
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO
  • National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)


Educational and Community Information

  • Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS)

  • Natural Resource Management in Tasmania:

      South
      North
      North West

  • Algal biotoxins information from Biosecurity Tasmania

  • Rain water tank information

      Your Home – Australia’s guide to environmentally sustainable homes
      CSIRO top rain water tank tips
      Rainwater tanks government guide (64 page pdf)


Scientific Information

  • Algaebase database of information including terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms