What are the benefits of watershed governance?

Watershed governance has many benefits, including:

  • Building resilience to adapt to change and enable innovation
  • Leveraging expertise and a diverse range of resources
  • Clarifying roles and responsibilities, thus increasing accountability
  • Creating opportunities for shared learning and capacity building
  • Reducing conflict and increasing public confidence
  • Improving relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous neighbours
  • Supporting water dependent businesses from farming to beer production
  • Creating opportunities for local jobs in water monitoring, stewardship, and planning
  • Building social license for responsible natural resource development