What is a long term water plan?
A long term water plans draws together local, traditional and scientific knowledge to guide the management of water for the environment over the longer term.
The planning process is an opportunity to take stock and think beyond the traditional management cycle of 3 to 5 years.
The plan aims to improve the way water is managed to maximise river and wetland health outcomes from all available water within and between catchments.
The plan sets objectives, targets and watering requirements for key plants, waterbirds, fish and system functions.
Nine plans are being developed for catchments across New South Wales, setting objectives for 5-, 10- and 20-year timeframes.