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The AWA Water Management Law and Policy (WMLP) Specialist Network
encourages the active involvement of members in sharing experiences in developing,
assessing and implementing water policies and laws, and influencing future sustainable
water governance decisions across Australia.
The objective of the Water Management Law and Policy Specialist
Network is to assist members increase their knowledge of how current and future
water laws, policies and development processes will influence water use across
Australia. This will be achieved by facilitating discussion around different water
‘themes’, collating and disseminating information, coordinating responses to draft
policy and legislation, providing opportunities for networking, and advocating
sustainable water management to all stakeholders.
In addition, we aim to provide
a platform for views to be expressed, understood and heard around what water policy
and law mechanisms and processes are needed in Australia.
Want to join the Water Management Law and Policy Specialist Network?
If you or a colleague would like to keep updated on the latest
developments and events in WMLP, then join us! To join this network you must be an AWA member.
How can we make this network benefit you?The Water Management Law and Policy Specialist Network Committee is thinking of what activities it can plan to best deliver benefit to AWA members.In order to plan activities that are of benefit to members all over the country, we need to hear from you.What would you like to see the network do over the next few years? What needs do you have which we may help meet? What challenges are you facing in your role that need a solution?Whether it be training, networking, developing policies, contributing to international standards or anything else that will help you in your Asset Management role, please get in touch.Contact Antonia Curcio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Water Management Law and Policy Linkedin group
AWA would like to engage the wider specialist network members with activities. To do so we are encouraging all network members to join the specialist network LinkedIn group. To access the Water Management Law and Policy LinkedIn group visit the Australian Water Association Group and view the sub-groups.
Water Quality Governance: Overview of the National Regulatory Developments
Regulatory and policy approaches towards the use of recycled water in Australia are closely
entwined with simultaneous policy developments regarding water quality in
general and drinking water quality in particular.
Anne Pye, from the WMLP committee developed a chronological
summary of some of those developments and the ensuing policy discussions which
have been documented in various national reports.
to access the overview on Water Quality Governance.
AWA Policy Principles
The WMLP Specialist
Network has helped develop a series of policy principles.
These principles are to guide the Association’s review of government
policies (e.g. the development of a submission it may make on a
government Green Paper) and the development of its own policies (e.g.
All comments and queries regarding the Principles should be directed to Antonia Curcio
LEGISLATIVE & POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR WATER MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA
The WMLP Specialist Network has developed an overview of current water law,
policy and government departments from across Australia.
The list has
been compiled by the WMLP Specialist Committee to assist network members
navigate and review their way around relevant Australian water law and
Click here to view the list.