A drier climate, population growth and land use changes are posing threats to the Victoria’s water supplies and waterway health. This is why we keep track of our water, manage its use and how it is shared, and make plans to secure Victoria’s future supplies through sustainable water strategies and long-term water resource assessments as required by the Water Act 1989.

Sustainable water strategies

Sustainable water strategies identify and manage threats to the supply and the quality of a region’s water resources and identify ways to improve waterway health.

Previous strategies helped reduce demand for water, secure water supplies and protect waterways and aquifers.

The Government has begun work on a new sustainable water strategy (SWS) for the Central and Gippsland region.

We are providing information sessions on the Central and Gippsland SWS so you can better understand the process and how you can be involved.

Long-term water resource assessment

Long-term water resource assessments (LTWRAs) determine if water availability has changed for farming, cities, towns and the environment. They also help determine if there have been changes in waterway health.

The findings of these assessments feed into future water planning, through sustainable water strategies (see above)

We are seeking your feedback on the draft assessment for Southern Victoria.

Provide a response to the water resource assessment or RSVP to attend an open house here

Contact Us

Name Sustainable Water Strategies Team
Email SWS.Team@delwp.vic.gov.au
  Contact Name
Long-Term Water Resource Assessment Team