Water

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Our department is responsible for surface and groundwater management including ensuring water security for NSW.

We ensure the equitable sharing of surface and groundwater resources and that water entitlements and allocations are secure and tradeable.

We manage NSW water resources through planning, policy and regulation, and we lead negotiations with the Commonwealth, including the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and other jurisdictions.