The Western Port Biosphere has established the first regional recognition program in the water stewardship framework and is being considered as a model for other programs in Europe, the US and China – read more.
Water Stewardship is a form of water management which can be externally accredited. It builds on existing works and planning that a site manager has already undertaken, or can be developed from scratch, and is easily implemented.
The Alliance for Water Stewardship has been developing a global water stewardship system since the Millennium Drought. The system is based on:
With funding over 3 years from Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and support from our partners Inghams Enterprises, The Alliance for Water Stewardship, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, South East Water and Port Phillips & Western Port CMA, water stewardship is intended to achieve four outcomes:
Our aims for the Biosphere Water Stewardship Program are to:
We congratulate the following landholders, businesses and organisations who have committed to the Biosphere’s Water Stewardship Program. The program helps participants to improve water management on their properties and to positively influence local waterways.
We would love you to join the water stewardship program. Contact our Water Stewardship Project Officer, Lance Lloyd: firstname.lastname@example.org, (03) 5979 2167 for more information.
Balcombe/Devilbend Creek Catchment
Bass River Catchment
Cardinia Creek Catchment
Hastings North Catchment
Langwarrin Creek Catchment
Merricks – Hastings South Catchment
Sweetwater Creek Catchment
Watson Creek Catchment
Drivers for establishing a Site Water Stewardship Plan