Land & Water Australia. 2009. Water Planning. [Online] (Updated April 24th, 2009)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/3118 [Accessed Tuesday 12th of March 2013 12:30:42 PM ].
Water Planningprogram theme
The National Water Commission and Land and Water Australia have jointly funded a three-year project (June 2007-June 2010) to help improve the practice and outcomes of water planning in Australia.
Water Planning is a key aspect of the 2004 Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative, and one of the most important tools for achieving nationally-agreed objectives for the sustainable use of water.
This is the context for the project, which seeks to:
- comprehensively identify the current gaps in implementing water planning processes in relation to the requirements of the National Water Initiative
- develop good practice tools and mechanisms to address these gaps in a practical sense across all jurisdictions
- provide important information for the benefit of water planning processes across all jurisdictions
- lead to improvements in the way water plans are developed and implemented on the ground
- improve linkages with other planning within the context of integrated catchment management
The aim of this project has been to test and compare the effectiveness of different approaches and methods being used to develop WMPs, and to identify which work best under different circumstances. The findings enable experience and guidance to improve the results of future water planning activities.
A range of activities from major R&D and action learning projects, through to workshops and water planner’s forums, have been supported. The projects making up this investment are listed below…