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Improving the Water Quality of Waterways and Wetlands
3 November, 2017
WALGA is hosting a full-day forum on Improving the Water Quality of Waterways and Wetlands on Friday, 3 November at the Shire of Collie.
The Forum will provide Local Government with information on initiatives that aim to improve the water quality of riverine, estuarine and wetland environments at the catchment and local scale.
Expert speakers include representatives from the Shire of Collie; Department of Water and Environmental Regulation; Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; the Water Corporation; South West Catchments Council and South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare.
The program will include:
- restoring the health of river estuaries (Regional Estuaries Initiative)
- aquatic weed management and restoration of riparian zones
- land use planning and management of agricultural nutrient inputs
- design effectiveness and long-term maintenance of bioretention swales
- rivercare programs for endangered species such as the Geocrinia frog
- wetland protection on private property (Healthy Wetland Habitats)
- mosquito breeding and public health (Mozzie Wise)
- climate resilient water supply for the south-west region, and
- design of behaviour change campaigns for community traction and results (Home River Ocean).