People who are interested in the future of water in the Border Rivers catchment are invited to attend a meeting of the Border Rivers Environmental Water Network (BREWN) OR, if unable to attend,submit your ideas about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan for consideration by this group.
Thursday 15th November, 10.00 am to approx 3.00 pm Qld time, 11.00 am to approx 4.00 pm NSW time, Gateway to Training, 15 – 21 Russell St, Goondiwindi (lunch provided).
Please indicate your attendance, or send your comments to, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 9th November.
If you are new to the BREWN mailing list, your name has been added because you are likely to have an interest in the consequences of the Basin Plan for our industries, communities and the environment. BREWN is a forum to discuss ideas and agree on positions with regard to our water-related future.
Bruce McCollum, the Chair of BREWN, has recently been appointed to the Northern Basin Advisory Committee of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA). The members of this Committee are to consult widely with stakeholders and convey their views to the Authority, with a particular emphasis on the implementation of the Basin Plan from the Darling headwaters to Menindee Lakes. It is therefore extremely important that we hear from you so that there are clear messages about what you want. The next meeting of the Committee is on Monday 19th November.
In particular, MDBA is seeking advice on:
a) the development and implementation of an MDBA Northern Basin work program initially covering the next three years. This work program could address:
i. improved modelling or ecological analysis,
ii. ways of delivering environmental outcomes more efficiently,
iii. social or economic impacts.
b) community and other proposals intended to achieve water savings and/or improve environmental outcomes in the northern Basin, including:
i. any implications for sustainable diversion limits
ii. economic, environmental and social issues
iii. potential synergies with other proposals
c) possible changes to management and operational rules that could result in water savings and/or improve environmental outcomes, including the need to address any third party impacts
d) Northern Basin water-related environmental management and cultural practices
e) any other matters relating to the Basin Plan’s implementation by MDBA.
Contacts for Bruce McCollum:
email@example.com, 0407 623 937, 07 4671 3237.