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The statistics for the impact assessment methods are listed in Table 1.

Table 1

Statistics for the various qualitative and quantitative methods used in the VVG portal impact analysis

Data collection methodData collection periodProfile of data accessed or participant typeQuantity
Document analysis May 2011–February 2015 All documents relevant to the VVG project (internal and external) 7 internal, 51 external 
Benchmark survey July 2012–January 2013 State and Federal Government, researchers, consultants and water authorities 12 participants 
Snapshot survey July 2014–November 2014 Consultants, drillers, industry representatives, researchers, water managers and administrators, citizens, primary producers, educators 81 participants 
On-line survey July 2014–November 2014 Government water managers and administrators, industry representatives, researchers, water authorities, citizens, primary producers, educators 40 participants 
Individual interviews September 2014–November 2014 Key representatives of: government water managers and administrators, researchers, water authorities, drillers, consultants. This included data providers 9 participants 
Email feedback July 2012–December 2014 Environmental auditors and consultants, groundwater consultants, drillers, civil engineers and geoscientists, GIS specialists and geospatial consultants, teachers, surveyors, water service companies, academics and researchers, community groups, water authorities, primary producers and environmental lobby groups 136 participants 
Website analytics July 2012–January 2015 Reports on website usage from Google Analytics 134,000 page views, 30,406 valid visits 
Data collection methodData collection periodProfile of data accessed or participant typeQuantity
Document analysis May 2011–February 2015 All documents relevant to the VVG project (internal and external) 7 internal, 51 external 
Benchmark survey July 2012–January 2013 State and Federal Government, researchers, consultants and water authorities 12 participants 
Snapshot survey July 2014–November 2014 Consultants, drillers, industry representatives, researchers, water managers and administrators, citizens, primary producers, educators 81 participants 
On-line survey July 2014–November 2014 Government water managers and administrators, industry representatives, researchers, water authorities, citizens, primary producers, educators 40 participants 
Individual interviews September 2014–November 2014 Key representatives of: government water managers and administrators, researchers, water authorities, drillers, consultants. This included data providers 9 participants 
Email feedback July 2012–December 2014 Environmental auditors and consultants, groundwater consultants, drillers, civil engineers and geoscientists, GIS specialists and geospatial consultants, teachers, surveyors, water service companies, academics and researchers, community groups, water authorities, primary producers and environmental lobby groups 136 participants 
Website analytics July 2012–January 2015 Reports on website usage from Google Analytics 134,000 page views, 30,406 valid visits 

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