The Living Murray first step will be achieved through large investments in rural communities. Implementation is undertaken through the following programs:
- Water Recovery
Water recovery projects address over-allocation of water resources in certain parts of the River Murray system and reclaim water for delivery to The Living Murray icon sites.
- Water Application (Environmental Delivery)
Once water is recovered, it is delivered through The Living Murray program in a way that achieves ecological results at the icon sites.
- Environmental Works and Measures
Through implementing infrastructure-based projects, this program aims to make the best possible use of water currently in the River Murray System and optimise the benefits of environmental water recovered through The Living Murray.
- Communication and Community Consultation
Many Australians have an interest in the River Murray. This area of The Living Murray program aims to ensure that local communities, key stakeholders, and the general public are able to receive information and offer their input into various plans.
- Indigenous Partnerships
The Living Murray Indigenous Partnerships Program has been established so that Indigenous social, spiritual, cultural environmental and economic interests in the River Murray are considered.