The Resilient Rivers Initiative is an ongoing project to ensure a robust future for South East Queensland waterways by fighting erosion and preventing sediment spilling into fragile ecosystems. The initiative, a partnership between Council of Mayors (SEQ), Queensland Government, Seqwater, Healthy Land and Water, Unitywater and Queensland Urban Utilities, was first launched in December 2014.
In recent times, damaging flood and weather events have eroded riverbanks throughout South East Queensland, causing sediment to pollute waterways and flow into fragile catchments like Moreton Bay.
The Resilient Rivers Initiative was founded on the recognition that a coordinated approach to catchment management is vital to ensure future economic, social and environmental health of the region.
Under the guidelines established for the project, Resilient Rivers aims to improve the health of our waterways by achieving the following goals:
- To promote partnerships with strong leadership to deliver a coordinated approach to catchment management in SEQ.
- To keep soil on our land and out of our waterways.
- To help protect our region’s water security so it can support the current and future population of SEQ.
- To improve the climate resilience of our region.
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