Learning about water catchments on first seminar day

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THE Fairley Leadership Program explored ‘Water in Our Catchment’ as part of the participants’ first seminar day.

The group spent the day learning about and exploring the issues relating to water in local catchments.

The day began with a tour of the Goulburn Weir where the participants were able to learn about the history and workings of the weir.

The rest of the day was kindly hosted by Goulburn-Murray Water where participants were given the opportunity to understand and explore the topics of Urban Water, Irrigation, Water and the Environment and the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

The group heard from a variety of speakers including from Goulburn-Murray Water, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, Goulburn Valley Water and Opteon Property Group.

Fairley Leadership Program program facilitator, Sandy Gunn said, “The objectives of the day for the participants are to gain an understanding of the value water for the people who live in our catchment, to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the challenges our industry leaders have in managing our water resources and for the Fairley Leadership Program to reflect on the value of water for various stakeholders, including the environment and farmers.”