Community Water Planner Field Guide Evaluation Report
The Community Water Planner Field Guide, which was developed by CAT on behalf of the National Water Commission (NWC) through Water Quality Research Australia, has been progressively implemented across Australia since its launch in late 2009. In collaboration with State and Territory Governments, utilities and contractors, CAT has been involved in training workshops and water planning activities using the Field Guide. To evaluate the different approaches taken in each State and Territory to the Field Guide in relation to water management planning for small communities, the NWC commissioned CAT to hold a workshop in February 2012 with participants from across the country. The outcome of the workshop included recommendations for enhancing current investments in Indigenous community water supplies with water management planning; ongoing updating of agency roles and responsibilities; and increasing the advocacy for water management planning in small communities and by appropriate national organisations with a background of support for water management planning processes and Indigenous engagement.
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