Terms of Use - Floodplain Processes Body of Knowledge

Floodplain Processes Body of Knowledge (FP BoK) is an initiative to help address the gap in knowledge across floodplain processes and interactions, in particular, the impact of environmental watering regimes on salinity. Its objective is to make existing and new material on floodplain processes more easily discoverable and accessible online.


FP BoK  is provided free of charge for the benefit of the public.

Reasonable steps will be taken to monitor and update the quality and accuracy of the content regularly however, the MDBA does not warrant or guarantee:

·       the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of the content or on any linked site;

·       that the content will not infringe any third party intellectual property rights; or

·       that the content will be free from defects, viruses, third party interception or other security threats or vulnerabilities including those which could cause loss or damage to you,

and accepts no legal liability to any person arising directly or indirectly from using content.

While the MDBA makes every effort to ensure the content is accurate and up-to-date:

·       users should exercise their own independent skill and judgement before relying on it;

·       it is not a substitute for independent professional advice; and

·       users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The content may include the views or recommendations of third parties. This material is provided in good faith but does not necessarily reflect the views of the MDBA or indicate commitment to a particular course of action.

Always Check the content

The content:

·       is general information provided by the MDBA consistent with its statutory role under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), including in relation to the dissemination of information relating to Basin water resources and water-dependent ecosystems;

·       may not have been produced by the MDBA;

·       is subject to the uncertainties of scientific and technical research;

·       may not be accurate, current or complete; and

·       is subject to change without notice.


Users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The MDBA accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use.

Users should be aware of these risks. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

Links to external web sites

This web site contains links to other web sites that are external to the MDBA. The MDBA takes reasonable care when linking to other websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked web sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those web sites, or the security arrangements applying to those web sites. It is the responsibility of users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and completeness of information contained on linked external web sites.

Links to external web sites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those websites or of any third-party products or services offered by, from or through those websites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

We make every reasonable effort to maintain links to current and accurate information.


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The MDBA supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of publicly funded information.

Ownership of intellectual property rights

Subject to the exceptions listed below, the original material available on this website (save for the data and its associated metadata which are referred to below) is owned by the Commonwealth Government and is protected by Crown Copyright. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).Creative Commons Attribution Licence

The legal code for the licence is available at Creative Commons.

When using content from this website that is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence, you are required to attribute the work in the manner specified in the licence (but not in any way that suggests that the MDBA or Commonwealth Government endorses you or your use of the work).

The Commonwealth Government requires that you use the following form of attribution:

Attribution to: Organisation name, Jurisdiction, title of dataset, licenced under Creative Commons CC-BY (with link to licence deed), date the content was sourced, dataset URL.


·       the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the MDBA logo, or any other government-owned trademarks, logos and brands;

·       trademarks

·       intellectual property (including copyright) owned by third parties including photographs, illustrations, artwork, oral recordings and maps;

·       other materials specifically not provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

Please carefully check the copyright notice on material provided through a link to another entity’s web site.

Copyright in the data and metadata

Each data record available from this website is associated with a particular licence. The terms of the specific licences attached to each record will govern the reuse of the data and its associated metadata.

Third-party copyright and no circumvention of terms

You must check and comply with the licensing information for each set of material you wish to use.

You may need to contact us or a third-party copyright owner for permission to use the material. You may also use the material in accordance your rights under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). For example, under the fair dealing provisions or statutory licences.

Using material in a way not permitted by this copyright notice may be an infringement of copyright. Infringing copyright may expose you to legal action by, and liability to, the copyright owner.

Privacy Collection Notice – CKAN - FPBoK

All personal information collected by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (the MDBA) is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The MDBA is collecting your personal information to facilitate the uploading of your contributing information onto the MDBA’s CKAN – FPBoK site. If you do not provide your personal information you will be unable to upload information onto the CKAN – FPBoK site. Your name will be displayed alongside the information you upload. As such, the MDBA will be disclosing your personal information (name) to the world at large, including overseas recipients (through the CKAN – FPBoK site). Your personal information may also be shared internally within the MDBA. It will be stored securely, and treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy (details below). Your personal information may otherwise be disclosed where you have agreed or where it is otherwise permitted, including where it is required or authorised by or under an Australian law, court or tribunal order.


The CKAN – FPBoK site uses sessional and persistent cookies. The sessional cookies are used for error diagnostics while persistent cookies that remain for approximately two years are for ease of use and keep you logged in without re-entering your password. These cookies do not track or monitor you across other sites on the internet. Information gathered through the use of cookies will not be shared with any other party. The MDBA’s Privacy Policy (details below) explains the way the MDBA protects your personal information and contains information about how you may access or correct your personal information held by us. The Privacy Policy also contains information on how you can complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles and how the MDBA will deal with such a complaint. The MDBA’s Privacy Policy can be accessed at: www.mdba.gov.au/privacy or by requesting a copy from the MDBA via email at privacy@mdba.gov.au. You can also contact the Privacy Officer on (02) 6279 0100.