This guide provides information about the attributes in Appendix 2 of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (as amended 2017). It will help local authorities and water quality scientists understand the role and use of the Appendix 2 attributes. It explains the rationale for attributes and how they can be used to set freshwater objectives.
It was first released in 2015. This version includes updates received from users, as well as changes resulting from the 2017 amendments to the Freshwater NPS. The guide also contains comment on monitoring attributes.