Flow on effect leads to national win

1 July 2020

The Flows for the Future Project (F4F) continues to go from strength to strength, with the South Australia F4F project team taking home the National Award for Program Innovation at the annual Australian Water Association Awards last month.

The prestigious award recognises innovative environmental or sustainability programs in the water industry with finalists from each state and territory.

Assistant Secretary John Robertson from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment said the award was a well-deserved recognition of the F4F project’s progress improving the health and sustainability of catchments across the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges.

“The Flows for the Future project is invaluable to river catchment health.” Mr Robertson said.

“F4F goes a long way to maintaining stream connectivity in the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges where, over the years, more than 8,000 dams have changed the pattern and amount of water flowing through the region.

“Working closely with landholders, the team installed new infrastructure at targeted dams and watercourse diversions, which has enabled low flows to pass back into the creeks and catchments.

“It’s encouraging to see that all of the F4F project objectives are being met at such a high standard that they’re being heralded by leading water industry professionals.”

The South Australian Government Flows for the Future Project team also took home the top prize at the South Australian Water Association Awards for Program Innovation in 2019.

F4F is a joint Australian and South Australian Government funded initiative supporting the delivery of Murray Darling Basin Plan objectives across the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges.

For more information about the project visit the Flows for the Future website.