What is the UWSF and why is it needed?
The Urban Water Stewardship Framework is a method for grouping urban water management activities and assessing how well the activities are being undertaken against an agreed set of management objectives. The development of the Urban Water Stewardship Framework is led by the Office of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Department of Environment and Science, with the goal of encouraging good urban water management practices and improving water quality outcomes.
The Urban Water Stewardship Framework is important as it allows us to assess the effectiveness of land use management in urban areas within the Great Barrier Reef catchments and identifies areas in which management practices can improve.
As part of the assessment, a workshop was conducted in Townsville last November. Another workshop will be held later this year, and the scores will be provided in the 2019-2020 Report Card (released in June 2021).
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