Community provides input at EPA Board forum
A cross section of members from South Australian community and environmental groups attended the EPA Board’s Forum in October– with this year’s focus on the Community as the Eyes and Ears of the Environment.
Presiding Member of the EPA Board, Linda Bowes encouraged attendees to discuss ways that the EPA can better harness the community’s interest in the environment, particularly through the use of technology and data collection.
Attendees were also updated on initiatives developed over the past year as a result of feedback from the previous forum.
Key achievements focused on the EPA’s increased commitment to face-to-face community engagement activities, including the adoption of a Partnerships and Engagement Framework as well as implementing initiatives such as the Dob in a Litterer program, to make best use of resources and capabilities.
Dr Philip Roetman – a research fellow at the University of South Australia’s school of Natural and Build Environments delivered the keynote speech and provided his insights into citizen science programs.