Managing the impact of drought and low lake levels has dominated Hydro Tasmania’s environmental activities this year.
New operational rules were brought into force to manage social and environmental impacts on key lakes during the severe drought conditions. The low lake levels had consequences on sustainability issues, such as community water recreational activities and the aquatic environment.
The Environment and Sustainability Environmental System (ESMS) continues to have ISO14001 certification. Total allocation to environmental activities in 2006/07 was $4.3 million, compared with $5.8 million the previous year (Figure 6).