Reports | 17th May, 2016

Aquaprint

Environment Victoria’s Aquaprint is a community-endorsed submission to the state government’s Water Plan.

Based on Environment Victoria’s November 2015 report Six Steps to Water Leadership, our Aquaprint incorporates additional community feedback, increasing the number of steps to nine. This work was generously supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.

Read the report below or download it here >

Steps to Water reform in Victoria

Following the community consultation, the six key steps to water leadership in our original report have become nine steps (see below). Improving the health of our waterways and catchments is fundamental to supporting jobs and economic productivity and to enhancing Victoria’s liveability, health and wellbeing.

Our Aquaprint: A community vision for water reform provides a path to achieving this.

The steps are:

1
Community education for water literacy
2
Reforming the Victorian Water Act
3
A Murray-Darling Basin Plan that restores our wetlands and national parks
4
A transition plan for agriculture
5
A state-wide plan for water sensitive towns and cities
6
An independent investigation into the management of freshwater ecosystems
7
Reconnecting river corridors and restoring river banks
8
Improving water quality
9
Secure funding for sustainable water management