No water supply option on its own is likely to meet all the needs of a city or regional town: the reality is that combinations of options need to be considered.

The Australian urban water industry continues moving towards a more diversified portfolio of water supply options to meet the water security needs for Australia’s rapidly growing cities and regional centres in the face of climate change and drought.

With decreased stream-flows into rivers and dams, our reliance on rainfall dependent water supply options is a risk to the water security of our cities and communities.

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Shaun Cox Planning Need

When considering long term water planning in Australia, the key considerations that drive planning are climate and population growth in urban areas. The increase in…

Cynthia Mitchell Planning Opportunity

Following the Millennium drought with its high degree of government intervention in large-scale investment in water security projects, there is an opportunity to rethink planning…