Our actions and decisions today will shape
how we will be living in the future.
The Gathering calls on governments and communities to -
Value the cultural, environmental and social values of the Lachlan River, delivering benefits for communities throughout the catchment.
Make decisions about the river and its environment, including the enlargement of Wyangala Dam, informed by comprehensive analyses of the costs and benefits, including to Traditional Custodians, the grazing, irrigation and other agricultural industries, fishers and other communities, using the current state of local and scientific knowledge, including lessons from other river systems.
Ensure that all towns along the river have reliable supplies of high-quality water through investments in surface and groundwater resource management, wastewater recycling, pipelines, better river operations and improved water treatment plants, with improved floodplain management, including easements and improved road and railway infrastructure on the floodplain.
Identify opportunities for improving water use efficiencies that may deliver added benefits for communities and the environment without many of the costs of building new dams, including investment by Water for the Future, managed aquifer recharge and conjunctive groundwater management and improved demand management, planning and pricing.
Invest in the protection and enhancement of the Lachlan River system - including adapting to the impacts of climate change - through research capacity, improved river operations and land management (such as pest and weed control, riparian revegetation, Landcare projects, Indigenous river rangers and improved visitor facilities).
Do you have questions or comments about the event?
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