What is groundwater?
Discover what groundwater is, why it is important and how it is managed in NSW for water security, now and into the future.
Available water determinations for groundwater
At the start of each water year on 1 July we announce available water determinations for groundwater. An available water determination allocates water to licensed groundwater users.
Learn about the risks to groundwater quality and the principles and objectives in place to maintain groundwater quality.
Groundwater interception schemes
Numerous salt interception schemes are in place to protect surface water quality. Saline groundwater is pumped and disposed of to prevent it entering rivers and creeks.
Groundwater dependent ecosystems
Learn about the methods used to ensure the continuing diversity of groundwater dependent ecosystems.
Aquifer interference activities
Learn about the types of activities that have impacts on groundwater systems.