Managing water is important for environmental and health benefits along with social wellbeing and supporting an economy worth billions of dollars.
Water is vital to the healthy function of all life, from people to subterranean worms; crustaceans and insects through to plants that rely on soil moisture to the large diversity of aquatic animals that occupy the creeks and wetlands spread across our region.
The management of water is important in the Hills and Fleurieu region. Apart from the environmental and health benefits of water, the region’s water resources support the economic and social wellbeing of the community.
These resources include:
Water affecting activities
Water affecting activities can have adverse impacts on the health and condition of water resources and ecosystems.
Surface water is found on the surface of land, such as in a stream, river, lake or wetland.
Stormwater is rain that runs off urban areas into drains that carry it into natural waterways such as rivers, creek
Watercourses are an important part of our landscapes.
The Hills and Fleurieu region contains a diversity of wetland ecosystems.