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Water Sustainability Grants 2018-19

August 9, 2018

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board (AMLR NRMB) 2018-19 Water Sustainability grants are now open. The AMLR NRMB is expecting to offer up to $900,000 (plus GST) from the NRM levy.

Download the application and guidelines here.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2018.

The primary objective of the 2018–2019 Water Sustainability Grants is to provide funding and technical support to delivery partners, for a range of multiple-benefit on-ground and non-works projects within the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Region, to build understanding, skills, assets and commitments to better manage water, within an integrated water management framework. This will contribute directly, in the medium-term, and in the long-term, to the better management of water-related impacts on land, watercourses and coastal and marine environments, and the improved resilience of communities.

Supporting objectives in delivering the primary objective are:

  • Recognise the value of the knowledge of Aboriginal people, and of their participation, in better water management.
  • Consider projects across all four key areas of intervention that we have identified in our work in better water management: (1) research; (2) policy/governance/strategic planning, (3) on-ground projects; and (4) capacity building.
  • Recognise the synergies of better water management across the green infrastructure and climate change adaptation focus areas.
  • Recognise the synergies of this grants program with the NRM Levy co-funded Water Sensitive SA capacity-building program and CRC for Water Sensitive Cities research program.
  • Leverage co-investment from our delivery partners and other project partners so that a minimum of $1 is leveraged for every $1 of NRM Levy grant funding.
  • Allocate NRM Levy funding and associated staff time in an efficient and transparent way.
  • Expend NRM Levy funding prior to the end of the 2018–2019 financial year, recognising the current process of NRM reform in South Australia.
  • Build on the success of the 2017–2018 Water Sensitive Urban Design Grants, which itself built on the success of nearly a decade of investment of the NRM Levy and staff time in better water management.

Potential applicants can direct queries to Sam Phillips, Senior Water Projects Engineer, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, 8273 9114, or by email.

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