The AWSS 2030 commits to an aspirational goal of reducing drowning by 50% by 2030. This is expressed in the targets replicated throughout most of the areas of focus. The AWSC stresses that progress must be measured on a population rate basis, and where appropriate, reflect incremental changes in visitation at places, or participation in activities, and in population demographics. A baseline, based on the three financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 will be established. It is stressed that these
targets are aspirational, and accountability difficult to assign. In any case, we urge all to join this approach.