Department for Environment and Water (SA)

The Department for Environment and Water is the South Australian Government’s lead policy and legislative organisation for the sustainable management of the State’s water resource. The Department has significant policy and scientific capability in the areas of cross-jurisdictional water management, water allocation planning, integrated urban water management, stormwater, water licencing and compliance, water trade, environmental water, Murray-Darling Basin, Great Artesian Basin, Lake Eyre Basin, water status reporting, asset management, managed aquifer recharge and river operations. The Department also has extensive linkages with water businesses and industry, the research sector and capacity building organisations.

Organisational Capability

  • The Department for Environment and Water is the South Australian Government's lead policy and legislative organisation for the sustainable management of the State's water resource. The Department has significant policy and scientific capability in the areas of cross-jurisdictional water management, water allocation planning, integrated urban water management, stormwater, water licencing and compliance, water trade, environmental water, Murray-Darling Basin, Great Artesian Basin, Lake Eyre Basin, water status reporting, asset management, managed aquifer recharge and river operations. The Department also has extensive linkages with water businesses and industry, the research sector and capacity building organisations.

Projects

  • Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management
    A cebntre of excelklenced developed in collabopration between the Governments and Rajasthan and South Australia that bring together industry, researchers and policy makers in both states to jointly address water issues in Rajasthan and India more generally
  • Memorandum with the State of Maharashtra
    An agreement between the Indian State of Maharashtra and South Australia to jointly pursue a number of key water management projects in Maharashtra in the areas of water and wastewater treatment and wastewater recycling for agricultural production and to facilitate the commercilisation of new water products and services for
  • -outh Australian Murray-Darling Basin Implementation Strategy
    A state based strategy for ensuring the delivery of South Australian requirements under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
  • South Australian Water Sensitive Urban Design POlicy
    A multifaceted policy for the implementation of water sensitive urban design targets in South Australia
  • Water for Good
    A state-wide water secturity plan develop in response to the Australian millenium drought
  • Regionally focessed assessments of linkely demand for and supplies of water to monitor timeframes for likely future water shortages