Businesses in Strathbogie Shire can access free support to analyse their water use and plan for future droughts and floods.

Strathbogie Shire Council and Water Stewardship Asia Pacific are offering local businesses a free Water RoadMap workshop to assess their own water use, information on catchment issues, and support to identify opportunities to contribute to collective catchment outcomes.

The Water RoadMap workshop provides an instant assessment of water use, governance and challenges against 23 critical water-related indicators, including issues such as water use and wastewater management, social and environmental values, business risk and impacts of climate change.

Participants in the project will be also be able to take part in a joint workshop to share their water risks and challenges with others.

“It’s a chance to discuss ways they can plan and manage future water shocks – such as drought and floods – by working together to build resilience and better catchment outcomes.” said Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks.

Water Stewardship CEO Rod Knight said the Water RoadMap delivered a quick and easy way for businesses to understand their water use and provided the foundation for planning to build business resilience and continuity under a changing climate.

“Most businesses who engage with Water Stewardship are able to reduce their water use and water costs, and by planning ahead are better placed to deal with water challenges when they arise,” he said.

“A water crisis during drought is the last time to be preparing to manage the water-related risks that affect businesses and communities.”

The project is funded by Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and will introduce Water Stewardship to Strathbogie Shire and nearby areas to assist businesses, Council and other stakeholders in addressing shared water challenges in the catchment.

Contact us find out more and register your interest in the being a part of the project.

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