Strategy launched to secure NSW’s water future

A first-of-its kind strategy will help ensure the region is ready for the water challenges of the future, according to Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders.

The NSW Government recently launched the NSW Water Strategy, which will guide water management to 2040, looking at new technologies including recycled water and storm water harvesting, to diversify supply and deliver resilient and sustainable water resources across the state.

“Burrendong Dam is over 101% capacity, which is fantastic, but in the bush we know firsthand how vital it is to prepare for both droughts and floods,” Mr Saunders said.

“That’s only going to become more important into the future, with forecasts predicting we’ll have nearly three million more people living in NSW in the next 20 years, and many of those in our regions.

“This Strategy looks at all aspects of water management, including rainfall-independent supply solutions, water conservation and efficiency, river health and connectivity, and water for First Nations people.”

In the next 12 months, the NSW Government will focus on water use efficiency, conservation and leakage reduction in our cities, towns and regional centres and deliver a new state-wide water efficiency framework.

The Strategy is underpinned by cutting-edge climate data and sets the overarching vision for 12 regional and two metropolitan water strategies also being developed.

The NSW Water Strategy has been finalised to include the views of stakeholders and the community following public exhibition of the draft earlier this year.

It is accompanied by an implementation plan which charts the immediate steps we will be taking towards delivering our long-term goals.

For more information and to read the NSW Water Strategy, visit https://water.dpie.nsw.gov.au/nsw-water-strategy

The NSW Government recently launched the NSW Water Strategy, which will guide water management to 2040, looking at new technologies including recycled water and storm water harvesting, to diversify supply and deliver resilient and sustainable water resources across the state.

“Burrendong Dam is over 101% capacity, which is fantastic, but in the bush we know firsthand how vital it is to prepare for both droughts and floods,” Mr Saunders said.

“That’s only going to become more important into the future, with forecasts predicting we’ll have nearly three million more people living in NSW in the next 20 years, and many of those in our regions.

“This Strategy looks at all aspects of water management, including rainfall-independent supply solutions, water conservation and efficiency, river health and connectivity, and water for First Nations people.”

In the next 12 months, the NSW Government will focus on water use efficiency, conservation and leakage reduction in our cities, towns and regional centres and deliver a new state-wide water efficiency framework.

The Strategy is underpinned by cutting-edge climate data and sets the overarching vision for 12 regional and two metropolitan water strategies also being developed.

The NSW Water Strategy has been finalised to include the views of stakeholders and the community following public exhibition of the draft earlier this year.

It is accompanied by an implementation plan which charts the immediate steps we will be taking towards delivering our long-term goals.

For more information and to read the NSW Water Strategy, visit https://water.dpie.nsw.gov.au/nsw-water-strategy

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