Water services


Community-led water management means maximising the benefits of the water resources, or “ecologics”, for landowners and the whole community.

This can be achieved through community supported utilities, dealing with a range of different environmental aspects, but inter-linked because of the holistic catchment-scale hydraulic and nutrient model into which they are embedded.

Community supported utilities could for example:

  • operate and maintain cost-effective reedbed wastewater treatment services,
  • operate and maintain small-scale hydropower,
  • maintain water management features such as seasonal flood attenuations,
  • conduct silt retrieval for composting and nutrient cycling.