National Water Knowledge and Research Platform
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to the development of a National Water Knowledge and Research Platform. The purpose of the Platform is to allow for key decisions on water policy, management and use in Australia to be based on best available and continuously improving knowledge and information.
Improving Water Information
Improving Water Information provides additional funding to the Bureau of Meteorology to accurately monitor, assess and forecast the availability, condition and use of our water resources.
Sustainable Yields project
Via the Sustainable Yields project, the Australian Government has commissioned the CSIRO to undertake assessments to provide robust estimates of current and future water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin and as well as Tasmania, Western Australia and northern Australia. The results of these assessments will provide the science to help underpin the sustainable planning and management of water resources.
Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment
The objective of the Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment is to provide an enduring knowledge base to inform decisions about development of northern Australia's water resources.
National Water Market System
The Australian Government is working with the state and territory governments to develop a National Water Market System (NWMS) that will improve the efficiency of water registers, transaction and market information functions.
For up-to-date information about the Water for the Future initiative.