Rural water users are invited to take part in a research project aimed at helping improve the information available about their rights and obligations for taking and using water.
The research project, conducted by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in collaboration with rural water corporations, involves collection of data through an online survey and participation in small focus groups.
Participants will be asked about their current level of knowledge and understanding of their rights and obligations when taking and using water, and how they think the Victorian Government can improve information on licences and allocation rules so it is clear, simple and easily accessible.
This research applies to those who take and use water from sources such as a dam, aquifer, stream, river, creek, or irrigation channel. The research project does not cover water taken solely for domestic and stock use.
RMCG, on behalf of the Government and the water corporations, will conduct small focus groups with a range of water users at 10 locations across Victoria, along with the online survey during April and May this year.
Feedback from the groups and survey will help the Victorian government and water corporations in ensuring an effective and fair system for all water users.
We would like to encourage all water users to complete the online survey by clicking here. This will be live until the end of May 2015.
For more information, please contact Matthew Toulmin at RMCG on 0419 392 622 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded by the Australian Government as part of the implementation of the National Framework for Compliance and Enforcement of water resource management systems.