McLaren Vale Regional Water Security Strategy

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Water for the future – workshop opportunity starting February 2023

Registrations are now open to participate in state government workshops setting the strategic direction for our region’s water security.

The state government, in collaboration with business, community, First Nations leaders and council, is preparing a 50 year strategy to improve water security into the future. It will look at all water sources, consider the potential impacts of climate change on these sources and identify potential water security solutions. This will be the second water security strategy the State Government has undertaken following the completion of the Barossa Water Security Strategy which was released in 2022 (see here).

Called the McLaren Vale Regional Water Security Strategy to reflect the McLaren Vale Geographical Indication or GI, the strategy will cover almost all of council’s areas and is relevant to our residents and businesses – not just those in McLaren Vale.

The project is seeking up to forty participants in two full day workshops and a third half day workshop, which will give you the opportunity to discuss and develop a vision for the long term future of water in our region, and pathways to achieve it. The first is on 1 February 2023 at the McLaren Vale Visitor Information Centre. The second is likely to be in May/June 2023, and the third will be in Nov/Dec 2023.

Council has identified water security for the region as a key action in its Climate Change Response Plan. Importantly Council uses water to keep our public spaces cool and green, care for street trees, support biodiversity and much more. We believe equitable access to water for business, environmental, social and cultural needs is key to our city’s future. The McLaren Vale Regional Water Security Strategy is one way we can contribute to the critical discussions that need to happen now, to make good decisions for the future.

To find out more, visit the Department for Environment and Water’s project website here.

To register for the workshops, email simon.jacobs2@sa.gov.au.

Water for the future – workshop opportunity starting February 2023

Registrations are now open to participate in state government workshops setting the strategic direction for our region’s water security.

The state government, in collaboration with business, community, First Nations leaders and council, is preparing a 50 year strategy to improve water security into the future. It will look at all water sources, consider the potential impacts of climate change on these sources and identify potential water security solutions. This will be the second water security strategy the State Government has undertaken following the completion of the Barossa Water Security Strategy which was released in 2022 (see here).

Called the McLaren Vale Regional Water Security Strategy to reflect the McLaren Vale Geographical Indication or GI, the strategy will cover almost all of council’s areas and is relevant to our residents and businesses – not just those in McLaren Vale.

The project is seeking up to forty participants in two full day workshops and a third half day workshop, which will give you the opportunity to discuss and develop a vision for the long term future of water in our region, and pathways to achieve it. The first is on 1 February 2023 at the McLaren Vale Visitor Information Centre. The second is likely to be in May/June 2023, and the third will be in Nov/Dec 2023.

Council has identified water security for the region as a key action in its Climate Change Response Plan. Importantly Council uses water to keep our public spaces cool and green, care for street trees, support biodiversity and much more. We believe equitable access to water for business, environmental, social and cultural needs is key to our city’s future. The McLaren Vale Regional Water Security Strategy is one way we can contribute to the critical discussions that need to happen now, to make good decisions for the future.

To find out more, visit the Department for Environment and Water’s project website here.

To register for the workshops, email simon.jacobs2@sa.gov.au.

Page last updated: 23 Jan 2023, 02:18 PM