We are participating in the ICLEI Water Campaign, what is happening to this program?
The ICLEI Water Campaign ceased as of 30 June 2015. ICLEI’s role in water efficiency and quality management will refocus with an emphasis on biodiversity. The Waterwise Council Program will continue to provide support to improve water efficiency for Western Australian councils.
Our council is already endorsed as Waterwise, how do the changes apply to us?
If your council was a participant of the ICLEI Water Campaign and you wish to maintain your recognition as a Waterwise Council then you are required to re-commit to the new criteria in the program by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding.
All endorsed Waterwise Councils and those participating in the program will be required to complete a new Water Efficiency Action Plan. Action Plans must be complete, endorsed by Council, and submitted to Water Corporation by 31 October 2016, in order for the council to be re-endorsed in 2016–17.
We are working towards endorsement, which criteria will apply?
All councils currently working towards endorsement will be required to meet the requirements of the new framework to be considered for Waterwise endorsement.
Additionally, if your council was a participant of the ICLEI Water Campaign, then you are required to re-commit to the new criteria in the program by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding.
When do the changes come into effect?
The new criteria became application to councils joining the program from 1 November 2015.
Endorsed and participating councils that were part of the ICLEI Water Campaign will be required to sign and submit a new Memorandum of Understanding by 31 March 2016.
All endorsed councils will be required to submit a new Water Efficiency Action Plan by 31 October 2016.