What are we working on now?
The NSW Government is currently working on the following solutions to better manage water for the environment.
New rules and regulations
We are developing 20 Water Resource Plans across NSW to set out rules for how water is used at a local or catchment level. We are also enforcing current rules and regulations to deliver and protect environmental flows.
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.