Last week at the WaterRA’s Research & Innovation Conference, ‘NextWater’, Dr Annette Davison took part in an event designed to address current industry challenges and look at how research will drive a better way forward. Annette participated in a discussion with Prof Joan Rose, Prof Stuart Khan, Adjunct Prof Ian Law, Dr Steve Capewell, chaired by Dr Annalisa Contos, on how we can translate research into improved water supply approaches. Annette, Stuart, Annalisa and Ian are all members of OneWater Advocates, who’s purpose is to promote open discussion and action in applying OneWater Thinking for developing healthy, safe and reliable water solutions for regional and metropolitan communities, industry and agriculture.
“OneWater Thinking: solving our water challenges involves evaluation of all water sources, all end uses, solutions that are fit for purpose and outcomes that are fit for community needs.”
Australians are falling behind in realising the potential, and sustainable use, of their water resources through lack of political, technical and social leadership. OneWater Advocates’ mission is to encourage a positive and unified national consensus for innovative management of water. They are the driving force for a changing narrative among our political leaders about the absolute necessity for consideration of all waters in our evaluation of future supplies, to ensure a prosperous and healthy Australia.