Priorities

Regional Priorities

Ongoing investment in maintaining and improving our waterways will benefit the environment, economy and essentially our quality of life. In order to provide a holistic understanding of our waterways and inform future investment, Healthy Waterways identified the need to expand our Monitoring Program to include social and economic indicators. Since 2015, our Report Card reports on the many social and economic benefits our waterways provide. See our Monitoring Program section for more information.

In addition, Healthy Waterways and our members determined six waterway management priorities where investment and action should be focused to address the growing pressures on our waterways. Healthy Waterways delivers a range of initiatives to support and inform our members in the delivery of actions and investment under each management priority:

Pressures on our waterways 

The major pressures on our waterways include: 

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Our Region

Our waterways underpin our unique lifestyle and cultural identity. Not only are the waterways a cultural and recreational asset, they are vital to our economy.

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Monitoring our Waterways

We have been working with our members and scientific experts to expand our Monitoring Program to include social and economic indicators.

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