WSAA is pleased to release a discussion paper outlining the key opportunities for a renewed NWI and to stimulate and encourage discussion and engagement between key stakeholders.

The renewal of the National Water Initiative (NWI) is a significant opportunity and is strongly supported by water utilities across the country. The Commonwealth Government has started work to renew the National Water Initiative (NWI) and we are calling on all state and territory governments to embrace the opportunity this presents.

We know Australian communities want prosperity, jobs, action on climate change, and liveable cities. A new NWI, with an increased focus on water for healthy communities, will be critical to meeting these goals.

We know the NWI can help galvanise progress and meet evolving community expectations as well as remove roadblocks, and help the urban water industry deliver products and services that address population growth and climate change.

Key to ensuring a renewed NWI is successful is engagement from state and territory governments, water utilities, regulators and other key stakeholders.

Read the new NWI discussion paper here.