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Gulf Water Forum - CLCAC - Sweers Island, Qld 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 09:00 to Monday, June 3, 2013 - 15:00
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Forum participants

The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) hosted the 2011 Gulf Water Forum on Sweers Island from 31 May to 2 June 2011.

The Gulf Water Forum was attended by representatives from the nine Traditional owner Groups located in the lower Gulf of Carpentaria, together with selected guest speakers. Discussions focused on water management issues of concern to Traditional Owners in the CLCAC area, including water policy issues such as indigenous rights to water, water quality, water allocation and associated land and sea management issues including fire management, Indigenous Protected Areas and future economic development.

The Forum aimed to give Traditional Owners a better understanding of water issues in Australia and within their own country.

The Gulf Water Forum was primarily funded through the Indigenous Water Facilitators Network project coordinated by North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA), which aims to ensure that Indigenous interests at the community level are articulated, encouraged and incorporated into water policy decisions, planning and water allocation processes.

The overall aim was to ensure that Indigenous aspirations, issues and interests in water resource management in northern Australia are based on the long term goal of sustainable management of water resources that provide for the health, cultural, social and economic well-being of Indigenous communities.

For more information download some of the Power Point presentations delivered at the Forum listed below

Also, in Related Content below, go to Message Disk 4 Water, and scroll to the video where Gulf Water Facilitator, Jeremy Wilson’s reflects on the success of the Gulf Water Forum.



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