What are we working on now?
The NSW Government is currently working on the following solutions to better manage water for the environment.
Understanding water user behaviour in the Intersecting Streams water sources
The water user survey in the Intersecting Streams will help the department plan for protecting environmental water.
Active management rules protect environmental water from extraction in the unregulated Barwon-Darling, Gwydir and Macquarie-Bogan water sources.
An independent review into the department’s implementation of the resumption of flows rule, active management and individual daily extraction components in the Barwon-Darling.
Water recovery programs
A summary of other water recovery programs.
Relaxing constraints in the Murray–Darling Basin
By doing so this will allow water for the environment to reach the wetlands and floodplains of some of the Basin’s key environmental assets.
Other ways to achieve environmental outcomes
Supply and efficiency measures allow Basin Plan outcomes to be achieved with less.
Prerequisite policy measures
Prerequisite policy measures exist to maximise the benefits of water recovered for the environment.
The North-West Flow Plan
Implementing the North-West Flow Plan will contribute to northern Basin connectivity outcomes.