(1) The Minister may establish a Water Innovation Council for the purposes of this Act.(2) The Water Innovation Council is to consist of such persons as, in the opinion of the Minister, have the qualifications and expertise appropriate to the function of the Council.(3) The function of the Water Innovation Council is to advise the Minister and catchment management authorities on the identification and pursuit of measures for water conservation, including measures for:(a) the recovery of water (that is, preventing the loss of water from uncapped bores, porous irrigation channels, evaporation and the like), and(b) the re-use of water, and(c) the efficient use of water.
The Council is also to advise the Minister on any other matter that is referred by the Minister for advice.(4) Provisions with respect to the members and procedure of the Water Innovation Council or any other advisory body established under this section are, subject to any requirements of the regulations, to be determined by the Minister.