Global water issues


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Global water issues vary significantly from country to country. The availability of water resources is heavily dependant on climate, geography and population.

This key concept addresses a range of global water issues including:

  • Impacts of climate change on water availability and weather patterns
  • Influence of location (climate, geography and population) on water availability (rainfall, floods and drought)
  • Impacts of water stress (both drought and flood) on health and wellbeing of societies
  • Statistics on significant water bodies, waterways and water use around the globe
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