A new handbook to help identify source protection mitigation actions for farmers

The NFGWS has launched a new handbook that helps identify mitigation actions for farmers to protect drinking water quality.

This document - which was developed in collaboration with a range of stakeholders, as part of the NFGWS Source Protection Pilot Project Phase 2 - identifies 36 mitigation actions that can be implemented in critical source areas of drinking water catchments, where agricultural pressures are impacting on water quality. The document follows on from the development of a Framework in 2019 to assist group water schemes in developing targeted source protection plans, as part of a broader water safety planning approach, from catchment to consumer.

The new handbook can be downloaded here or by clicking on the image, and you can find more information regarding our work on source protection to date - including the full framework document - here.