Western Davenport Water Allocation Committee
On Thursday the 21st of September, the Western Davenport Water Allocation Committee met for the first time to finalise the five year water allocation plan. This committee was established for the first time in the history of the water control district and is tasked with determining the governance of groundwater reserves for the Western Davenport Region, north of Ti-Tree.
Key issues for the committee are the recognition and protection of groundwater dependent ecosystems and the volume of water reserved for consumptive uses. Significant horticultural development is planned for the region that will require an increase in water extraction. ALEC has membership on this committee and will be working to ensure the equitable and sustainable use of groundwater resources.