Consultation responses were invited from the public and were received through written submissions and feedback at the CSG meetings. These CSGs provided stakeholders with the opportunity to identify concerns to both Statutory Agencies and Non Governmental Organisations and have them addressed at a local level. At the meetings on the SWMI reports members of the public were invited to debate the key problems affecting the waters in the local area and to assist in both finding and delivering solutions. Attendees were given the opportunity to make specific comments, complete questionnaires, and use a ‘talking wall’. Facilitator’s reports were compiled from each meeting.