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Water Campaign

The ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) Water Campaign™ is an international freshwater management program that focuses specifically on local government's role in water resource issues. Ultimately, the campaign aims to achieve a greater efficiency of water use and an improvement in water quality through the development of a strategic local action plan. The Water Campaign™ also provides a single banner project through which all water related initiatives undertaken by the City of Mandurah can be promoted to the community to provide an overall consistent context.

The City of Mandurah joined the ICLEI Water Campaign™ in 2002 in partnership with the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (Inc.) and four other local governments of the Peel region. In doing so, this group of councils were the first in WA to participate in this innovative program.

The Water Campaign™ uses a 'milestone framework' to address water consumption and water quality in three modules: Corporate (Council’s own activities and assets), Community (Residents, industry and business) and Catchment (Addressing issues across the wider catchment). Each module progresses through five milestones:

Milestone One: Inventory of water consumption and water quality issues.

Milestone Two: Establishing targets for water quantity and water quality improvements.

Milestone Three: The development and endorsement by Council of a Local Action Plan.

Milestone Four: Implementation and quantification.

Milestone Five: Monitoring, reporting and evaluation.

The City of Mandurah was the first Western Australian Council to reach Corporate and Community Milestone Five in August 2008.  

 

  
As part of the ICLEI Water Campaign, the City installed two rainwater tanks at its Administration Offices.
As part of the ICLEI Water Campaign, the City installed two rainwater tanks at its Administration Offices.

 

  

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) – Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments implementing sustainable development.

The Water Campaign™ is a global ICLEI Campaign, which focuses on the sustainable use of freshwater resources.