The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Biodiversity and Conservation Division, invited members of the community to apply for Membership positions, for the Murray-Lower Darling Environmental Water Advisory Group (EWAG). Opportunities closed 3 September 2021.
The Murray-Lower Darling Environmental Water Advisory Group (EWAG) provides advice to the Department on the use of water for the environment in the Murray and Lower Darling Valleys for its water-dependent ecosystems. An EWAG may include water managers, recreational fishers, landholders, Indigenous groups, independent scientists and various partner agencies.
Suitable applicants will contribute their local knowledge and relevant experience as advice to guide the beneficial use of water for the environment. EWAG members will actively participate providing information, analysis and recommendations from their vantage point in the local community or representing a stakeholder group, to assist environmental water managers with annual watering priorities, adaptive management and implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Specific skills and knowledge sought includes:
- Indigenous knowledge
- floodplain and wetland management
- water management
- local knowledge of the Murray and Lower Darling floodplain and wetlands including ecology
- related community interests.
Successful applicants will be appointed for a term of up to 5 years. The EWAG is expected to meet on 4 occasions annually, with additional field trips conducted on occasion. Please note that these are non-salaried positions. Travel and approved committee associated expenses will be reimbursed in line with NSW Government guidelines.