Concerned Waterways Alliance comments on GM2030

CWA welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s GM 2030 groundwater management strategy and its commitment to sustainable groundwater use that protects ecosystems and supports living cultural environments. We support the emphasis on scientific, evidence-based management but have many¬†questions and concerns about the framing of the groundwater management scheme, how the strategy deals with the critical issue of vertical connectivity (interconnection between ground and surface water) and the apparent weight given to groundwater extraction over environmental protection.