Positive Outcome for Gingin Water Systems

NACC Chair Jill Wilson facilitating discussion on water management priorities.
NACC Chair Jill Wilson facilitating discussion on water management priorities.

More than 30 local landholders met this week to discuss the health of local surface water systems and set local water management priorities at Gingin Water Group’s Landholder Workshop this week.

Monitoring of local water systems, balancing water systems, and community land management and biosecurity education were ranked the top three water management priorities for the area.

“The event was very interactive and generated a lot of discussion and information that will help the Gingin Water Group and stakeholders make informed decisions to protect the health of waterways in the Gingin area”, said NACC Regional Landcare Facilitator Stanley Yokwe.

The event also included presentations on:
• the history, vision and activities of the Gingin Water Group;
• the importance of biological farming on the soil, ecosystem and water;
• landholders firsthand experience on local water surface issues and solutions;
• animal health and related public health issues associated with water;
• farm biosecurity plans;
• usefulness of dung beetles in reducing pollutants to local waterways;
• photo monitoring; and
• projects and incentives that are available for landholders to the help protect land quality.

NACC Chair Dr Jill Wilson – who facilitated the event − congratulates Gingin Water Group for holding the event, all the presenters, and Perth Region NRM for co-facilitating the day with NACC.

For more information on the Gingin Water Group activities, contact David Rickson at drickson@bigpond.net.au

The event was held by the Gingin Water Group and supported by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council and Perth Region NRM with funding from the Australian Government National Landcare Programme.

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