Tools for planning water efficiency

The department has collated resources to provide businesses with information on planning and implementing water efficiency.

The resources provided include: best practice guides; fact sheets; checklists; case studies; and tips to assist your business in self assessing water efficiency and identifying opportunities for water savings.

These resources are from both Australian and international organisations and have been separated into broad industry sectors; however some resources are more general is scope and/or cover many industry sectors.

To access these resources, simply select your sector of interest from the drop down box and click search.

Select your sector of interest

Sectors: Make a selectionAgriculture and farmingAll sectorsAutomotiveBeverageCar washingCommercial office buildings and shopping centresConstruction industryDairy industryEducationFood processingHorticultureHospitals and healthHospitality and tourismLaundriesManufacturingMiningNurseries and Green AreasPetroleumWater UtilitiesOther  

The department has also developed tools for the following sectors which are available by contacting vineyards and winemaking; beverage manufacturing; steel manufacturing; coal mining; airports; poultry meat processing; petroleum refining; coal powered electricity generation; glass manufacturing; and paper manufacturing.

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If you have water efficiency best practice guidelines, fact sheets, checklists or case studies you would like to see included on this site, please contact

The Water Efficiency Opportunities program forms part of the Water for the Future initiative. Water for the Future is the Australian Government's long-term initiative to better balance the water needs of communities, farmers and the environment.