Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria

DELWP manages Victoria’s water resources in partnership with a network of government agencies and water authorities. We manage groundwater, catchments and waterways, infrastructure, water saving and re-use projects, flood management, governance and water legislation. Our expertise ranges from river hydrology and environmental science to water engineering, planning and specialist industry technologies.

Organisational Capability

  • - Governance of state owned water corporations
    - Policy development and implementation
    - Water resource modelling
    - Irrigation modernisation to achieve water efficiency
    - Managing water scarcity in times of drought
    - Dam safety and emergency management for water supplies
    - Catchment management and waterway health
    - Development of water markets
    - Water entitlements and planning frameworks
    - Climate change science in relation to water resource management