"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." Thomas Fuller
Lynn, the Greens WA spokesperson for Water Sustainability, is committed to ensuring open and transparent reporting on water resources, their use and management, and ensuring water resources are managed according to the precautionary principle.
Water use charges for all water users should reflect the true cost of monitoring, managing and protecting our water resources, and there must be research into the long term impacts of mining, logging, dam-building, stock access and other practices that have the potential to damage water supplies.
In WA, the priorities for Water Sustainability include scientific assessment of water allocation and licensing practices, and the need to ensure better policing of the metering of water use for licensed water extraction.
Lynn supports the use of water sensitive urban design and construction and better drainage systems and catchments to minimise the entry of nutrient and non-nutrient pollutants in waterways.
For domestic homes, priorities include promoting the use of rainwater tanks as alternative water sources and supporting plumbing systems in new buildings which allow for the reuse of domestic greywater.
"Water is the driving force of all nature." Leonardo da Vinci