6. Engage with stakeholders in your basin

Water Stewardship is about moving beyond the farm gate or production site and looking at the surrounding landscape and the stakeholders in the area where you are located. Measures to improve the local water situation will only be successful if other stakeholders in the catchment also take action towards water efficiency and reduced pollution. Keeping rivers, waterways and aquifers healthy requires cooperation with local governments, communities, other industries and farms sharing the same water.