THEME 5: RURAL, REMOTE AND REGIONAL WATER | Ozwater

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THEME 5: RURAL, REMOTE AND REGIONAL WATER

 

There are many lifestyle benefits to living in rural, remote and regional areas however the provision of water and sanitation services in these areas can have some additional challenges and opportunities for action.  Beyond just the provision of water and sanitation services, water management in rural, remote and regional areas often intersects with agriculture, viticulture, the mining sector and ecosystem services.  As water crosses boundaries, borders and industries what action is being taken for a more collaborative future that ensures a thriving rural, remote & regional Australia?

  • Reflecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and spiritual values and knowledge in water planning, management, service delivery and decision-making – what governance changes are needed to achieve this in rural and remote contexts?
  • Ecosystem outcomes from the management and delivery of rural, remote and regional water services
  • Better regulation of water allocation and usage in the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Managing river flows through low water periods
  • Community engagement and facilitating knowledge on the Murray-Darling Basin system
  • Environmental water and its role in long-term river system health
  • Drought response planning for regional and remote communities 
  • Provision of safe, reliable sewerage to unsewered communities 
  • Remote operational monitoring and control, data acquisition and analysis
  • Staffing and managing remote, rural and regional areas 
  • Different approaches to the provision of services in rural, remote and regional areas 
  • Attracting and retaining talent in regional areas 
  • Water efficiency – irrigation, channel coverage and lining 
  • Cross border investment challenges and alignment with State and Federal Government  
  • Water storage and groundwater use 
  • How is the Australian and international community supporting remote and rural communities within developing countries to achieve access to safe water supplies in a cost-effective manner?

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