Thursday, 19 August 2010

WATER, WATER IS THE ISSUE - BUT ARE WE GOVERNING IT, MANAGING IT IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY?




Environment Victoria and the Environment Defenders Office 
invite you to the launch of 
Environment Victoria’s report 
‘Bringing the Victorian Water Act into the 21st Century’

The Victorian Water Act has been around since the 1880s and provides secure water supplies for agriculture and for our towns and cities. But it doesn’t provide the same security for the state’s rivers and groundwater, which have become stressed and degraded. Come and hear about our recommendations to improve the Act to provide greater security and reliability for environmental water, so that we can rescue our rivers and return them to health.

What? 
Hear from Environment Victoria and EDO about why reform of the Act is necessary and the changes we propose to provide a legal basis for protecting river health. The report will be launched by Prof Lee Godden, Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law at Melbourne University.

When? 
Wednesday 1st September 2010, 5.45pm for 6.00–7.30pm

Where? 
Meeting Room, 60L Green Building, 60 Leicester St, Carlton

Cost? 
Admission free, refreshments provided

Please let us know if you are coming
RSVP to Juliet Le Feuvre, Environment Victoria Healthy Rivers Campaign Manager, on 9341 8106 or email her at juliet.lefeuvre@environmentvictoria.org .au by Tuesday 31st August.

Invitation attached – please circulate through your networks

Hope to see you there

Juliet
Juliet Le FeuvreCo-Manager, Healthy Rivers Campaign
Environment 
Victoria

I see a future where rivers are healthy. Are you in?

DIRECT PHONE:  (03) 9341 8106  
MOBILE: 0428 770 019 POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box 12575 A’Beckett Street, Vic 8006
STREET ADDRESS: 2 / 
60 Leicester StreetCarlton, Vic 3053

Subscribe to the free monthly Healthy Rivers eBulletin to keep up to date with our campaign and opportunities to get active.
Simply send an email to 
healthyrivers@envict.org.au with 'subscribe eBulletin' in the subject line. 
We’re mobilising 5 million people to safeguard our environment. Are you in?  www.environmentvictoria.org.au 


Related Reading:
Toward a Financially Sustainable Irrigation System: Lessons from the State of Victoria, Australia, 1984-1994 (World Bank Technical Paper)








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