Water in Australia

Water in Australia: Water for the Future

Australia faces major challenges in ensuring sustainable water supply in the face of drying climate and rising demand for water. In response, the Australian Government's initiative, Water for the Future, provides national leadership in water reform for all Australians.

Water for the Future is built on four key priorities:

The Australian Government's Water for the Future priorities will be delivered through a ten-year investment in strategic programs, improved water management arrangements, and a renewed commitment to deliver a range of water policy reforms in both rural and urban areas.

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