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New South Wales Office of Water
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
This manual was developed as part of the Aboriginal water initiative program, and aims to provide information that will increase Indigenous peoples' understanding and encourage involvement in the water sharing process in New South Wales (NSW).
The manual is intended to help build Indigenous peoples' capacity to participate as water users, protect their rights to water, maintain a healthy environment, and take full advantage of economic opportunities.
Specifically, this resource aims to:
The primary target group for this manual are Indigenous communities and the individuals associated with Indigenous reference groups, local Indigenous land councils, native title claimant groups, traditional owner groups, knowledge holder groups, Indigenous landcare and environmental groups and other Indigenous corporations. Government agencies who seek to build parnerships and work with Indigenous communities and individuals may also find this manual useful.
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Department of Primary Industries
Office of Water
Level 18 227 Elizabeth Street
GPO Box 3889
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: (02) 8281 7777
Fax: (02) 8281 7799
The Aboriginal water initiative program, established in June 2012, aims to improve Indigenous involvement and representation in water planning and management in New South Wales (NSW).