Who is looking after our water?

FORUM: This year’s North East Regional Water Forum will explore the current health of our water, who is managing it, and how climate change is impacting our most precious resource.
FORUM: This year’s North East Regional Water Forum will explore the current health of our water, who is managing it, and how climate change is impacting our most precious resource.

Wade into Water World at the North East Regional Forum WITH the theme “the future of our water in a changing climate”. 

This year’s North East Regional Water Forum will explore the current health of our water, who is managing it, and how climate change is impacting our most precious resource.

The ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and Environment, Professor Kate Auty, and Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder – manager Southern Basin, Hilton Taylor, will be keynote speakers at the forum to be held on March 21 in Wodonga.

North East Catchment Management Authority interim CEO, Tony Long, said the forum would elevate understanding of the cultural, scientific, recreational and commercial values of water, and clarify who looks after what in the water world.

The water forum will bring together the custodians of water across north-east Victoria to discuss how we are managing water quality and water sustainability, and what we as a community can do to secure the future of our water.

Tony Long

“The water forum will bring together the custodians of water across north-east Victoria to discuss how we are managing water quality and water sustainability, and what we as a community can do to secure the future of our water,” Mr Long said.

The forum will be delivered with support from North East Catchment Management Authority, through the Victorian government’s $222 million investment over four years to improve the health of waterways and catchments; North East Water; the Murray-Darling Basin Authority; and Charles Sturt University's Institute for Land, Water and Society. 

The 2018 North East Regional Water Forum will take place from 10am to 3pm, Wednesday, March 21, at the North East Water Auditorium, 83 Thomas Mitchell Drive, Wodonga.

The forum is a free event and lunch is provided.

Bookings are essential.

Numbers are limited to 100, so please RSVP by March 15 to http://tinyurl.com/2018waterforum.

Contributed by North East Catchment Management Authority