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Grey-Gardner R, Taylor K
Water Quality Research Australia
The community water planner field guide is a resource package aimed at water managers, service providers and Indigenous organisations working with remote communities to help them plan and put into practice water management programs for community settlements with small water supplies. It has resulted from a project created by the National Water Commission.
The package is for general application and can be adapted to suit almost any type of water supply. The guide has been developed in line with 'The Australian drinking water guidelines' and applies the risk management approach to water supplies outlined in the 'Framework for the management of drinking water quality'.
The guide uses a series of full-colour posters with a supporting manual. Hard copies of the package are available from the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) and state/territory health departments.
Staff at CAT are available to help people who use the field guide in remote communities. A one-day hands-on workshop is available for facilitators to learn how to use the field guide. The workshop is presented by a water specialist and an Indigenous trainer from CAT.
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Water Research Australia Limited
Level 3, 250 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 1751
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: (08) 7424 2445
Fax: (08) 7003 2445
Centre for Appropriate Technology
Desert Peoples Centre
Desert Knowledge Precinct
South Stuart Highway
PO Box 8044
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8959 6100
Fax: (08) 8959 6111
This project is about building the capacity of shires, outstation resource centres, communities and service suppliers to improve the management of small water supplies to protect public health.