Oral Presentation NCGRT/IAH Australasian Groundwater Conference 2019

Case studies on community engagement to achieve groundwater allocation reductions (183)

Steve R. Barnett 1
  1. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide, SA, Australia

The reduction of the volume of groundwater entitlements is frequently a necessary but potentially painful part of sustainable groundwater management. The success of this process is highly dependent on effective community engagement. Two case studies from the Upper South East of South Australia illustrate the importance of engagement and provide ingredients for successful outcomes that may be applicable elsewhere.