Effluent Management Guidelines for Australian Wineries and Distilleries

Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council, 1998

Preamble

This document is one of a suite of documents forming the National Water Quality Management Strategy. This Strategy aims to achieve the sustainable use of the nation's water resources by protecting and enhancing water quality, while maintaining economic and social development.

The series, Effluent Management Guidelines, covers guidelines for specific industries. Six separate documents deal with specific industries as set out in Figure 1. This document provides national Effluent Management Guidelines for Australian Wineries and Distilleries. It sets out principles that can form the basis for a common and national approach to effluent management for the winery/distillery industry throughout Australia.

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