Water presentations library

A beautiful green forest alongside the Murray River is Australia's longest river at Albury, New South Wales.

This library consists of webinars and presentations that cover a range of topics across the water sector from 2020 until today.

Department of Planning and Environment—Water

Videos of webinars from the water team at the Department of Planning and Environment

Upper Namoi Zones 8 and 12 groundwater sources – Water level trends

Upper Namoi Zones 8 and 12 groundwater sources – 28 October 2021

The following presentation was provided at a meeting with Upper Namoi Zone 8 Groundwater Source and Upper Namoi Zone 12 Groundwater Source users on 28 October 2021. The presentation provides information of the groundwater level trends in these groundwater sources.

Hosted by Namoi Water.
Presented by Cate Barrett, Lead Hydrogeologist – Groundwater Management and Science
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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NSW update on ACCC Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry

NSW update on ACCC Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry – 23 April 2021

Providing an overview of the ACCC's Final Report of its inquiry into Murray–Darling Basin Water Markets. This webinar also outlined how NSW is considering the ACCCs report, requested feedback about the survey and included a questions and answers segment.

Hosted by Mitchell Isaacs, Chief Knowledge Officer
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Draft NSW Water Strategy

Draft NSW Water Strategy – 25 February 2021

Public consultation webinars were held to explain what the NSW Water Strategy aims to achieve, why we are developing it, how this state-level strategy fits together with other strategies and reform activities.

Topics included objectives, guiding principles and strategic priorities in the draft strategy, how to have your say and a questions and answers segment.

Hosted by Ria Pryce, Director, State Water Strategy
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Draft NSW Water Strategy – First Nations webinar

Draft NSW Water Strategy: First Nations – March 2021

A public consultation webinar was held to explain what the NSW Water Strategy aims to achieve, why we are developing it, how this state-level strategy fits together with other strategies and reform activities.

Topics included objectives, guiding principles and strategic priorities in the draft strategy, recognition of Aboriginal rights and values, how to have your say and a questions and answers segment.

Hosted by Darren Murray, Manager, Aboriginal Policy and Legislation
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Regional Water Strategies (RWS)

Videos of webinars from the draft regional water strategies

2021

Scenic view of the Mann River near Cangai, NSW.

Draft North Coast Regional Water Strategy: Public Information Webinar – 30 March 2021

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the North Coast region. The department is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous North Coast region. Read more.

Hosted by Mark Simons, Director, Regional Water Strategies – Southern & Coastal
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Scenic view of the Namoi River in Walgett, NSW.

Draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy: Public Information Session – 31 March 2021

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the Namoi region. The Department of Planning and Environment is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Namoi region. Read more.

Hosted by Shagofta Ali, A/Director, Regional Water Strategies – Northern
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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2020

Carama inlet northern shores of Jervis Bay, NSW.

Draft South Coast Regional Water Strategy: Public Information Webinar – 16 November 2020**

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the South Coast region. The department is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous South Coast region. Read more.

Hosted by Mark Simons, Director, Regional Water Strategies – Southern & Coastal
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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** The link takes you to a registration page. Once you have registered you can watch the webinar.

Aerial photo of Brunswick River, at Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve in NSW.

Draft Far North Coast Regional Water Strategy: Public Information Session – 9 November 2020**

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the Far North Coast region. The department is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Far North Coast region. Read more.

Hosted by Shagofta Ali, A/Director, Regional Water Strategies – Northern
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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** The link takes you to a registration page. Once you have registered you can watch the webinar.

Macintyre River in Kwiambal National Park, NSW.

New rules for floodplain harvesting and an overview of the Draft Border Rivers - 20 October 2020**

From 20 October to 30 November 2020, the department publicly exhibited the draft rules for floodplain harvesting licences in the Border Rivers and the draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy. This webinar explained what was being proposed and give participants the opportunity to have questions answered by departmental staff.

Hosted by Kaia Hodge, Executive Director, Regional Water Strategies
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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** The link takes you to a registration page. Once you have registered you can watch the webinar.

Macquarie River in Dubbo, NSW.

Draft Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy: Public Information Session – 16 October 2020**

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the Macquarie-Castlereagh region. The department is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Macquarie-Castlereagh region. Read more.

Hosted by Shagofta Ali, A/Director, Regional Water Strategies – Northern
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Scenic grounds of Mary Brand Park along the Mehi River in Moree.

Draft Gwydir Regional Water Strategy: Public Information Session – 15 October 2020**

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the Gwydir region. The department is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Gwydir region. Read more.

Hosted by Shagofta Ali, A/Director, Regional Water Strategies – Northern
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Sun rising over the Lachlan river at Condobolin, NSW.

Draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy: Public Information Session – October 2020**

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the Lachlan region. The department is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Lachlan region. Read more.

Hosted by Mark Simons, Director, Regional Water Strategies – Southern & Coastal
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Aboriginal consultation: Round 3 workshop – October 2020.

Aboriginal consultation: Round 3 workshop – October 2020**

For the Gwydir, Lachlan and Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategies.

One of the overarching objectives of regional water strategies is to recognise and protect Aboriginal rights, interests and access to water. We have spoken to some Aboriginal people for the Gwydir, Lachlan and Macquarie-Castlereagh strategies. Two rounds of workshops have been held with Aboriginal people in these regions since December 2019. The workshop covers engagement with Aboriginal people, what we have heard and draft options. Read more.

Hosted by Ria Pryce, A/ Executive Director, Regional Water Strategies – Northern
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Floodplain Harvesting

Videos of webinars about floodplain harvesting

2021

Floodplain harvesting in the Macquarie Valley.

Proposed floodplain harvesting rules for the Macquarie valley – 22 March 2021

This webinar was held to launch public exhibition of the proposed rules for floodplain harvesting licences to be included in water sharing plans in the Macquarie valley. The webinar also gave an overview of the modelling and predicted outcomes that were used to inform the draft rules.

Hosted by Kristanne Anderson, Manager, Floodplain Harvesting Coordination
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Floodplain harvesting in the Gwydir Valley.

Proposed floodplain harvesting rules for the Gwydir valley – 12 February 2021

This webinar was held to launch public exhibition of the proposed rules for floodplain harvesting licences to be included in water sharing plans in the Gwydir valley. The webinar also gave an overview of the modelling and predicted outcomes that were used to inform the draft rules.

Hosted by Kaia Hodge, Executive Director, Regional Water Strategies
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Gwydir wetlands in Moree, NSW.

Floodplain harvesting in the context of Water Management Act priorities webinar – 11 February 2021

This webinar was held to provide stakeholders with information on the NSW Government’s approach to water management and priorities of the Water Management Act 2000. It also gave information on the operation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s sustainable diversion limits, determination of baseline diversion limits and the how implementation of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy will protect the environment and downstream users.

Hosted by Jim Bentley, Deputy Secretary, Water
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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2020

Installation at Mollee in Narrabri, NSW.

Floodplain harvesting measurement ready webinar for landholders – 5 November 2020

This webinar was held on the 5th November 2020 and provides an overview of the floodplain harvesting measurement policy requirements for landholders.

Hosted by Suzy Lykos, Floodplain Harvesting Measurement
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Dumaresq River in summer, NSW.

Future management of water in NSW Border Rivers webinar – 20 October 2020

On 20 October 2020, we conducted a public webinar to update stakeholders on the future management of water in NSW Border Rivers valley. The webinar consisted of a presentation on the new rules for floodplain harvesting and an overview of the draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy.

Hosted by Kaia Hodge, Executive Director, Regional Water Strategies
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Macintyre River in Kwiambal National Park, NSW.

New rules for floodplain harvesting and an overview of the Draft Border Rivers - 20 October 2020**

From 20 October to 30 November 2020, the Department of Planning and Environment will be placing on public exhibition the draft rules for floodplain harvesting licences in the Border Rivers and the draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy. This webinar will explain what is being proposed and give participants the opportunity to have questions answered by departmental staff. We will also explain the process for submitting comment on the draft material.

Hosted by Kaia Hodge, Executive Director, Regional Water Strategies
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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** The link takes you to a registration page. Once you have registered you can watch the webinar. 

Implementation of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy.

Implementation of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy – 19 August 2020

This video covers the Implementation of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy 2020.

Hosted by Kaia Hodge, Executive Director, Regional Water Strategies
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Conference presentations

Conference presentations by department staff

SSWP and beyond presentation

The Safe and Secure Water Program (SSWP) and beyond – 6 May 2021

Presentation to Ozwater'21 conference.

Presented by Sascha Moege, Manager, Town Water Risk Reduction Program
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Water engagement roundup

Videos of webinars from the water team at the Department of Planning and Environment

Water planning issues and engagement in the Barwon-Darling –  16 March 2022

Water planning issues and engagement in the Barwon-Darling –  16 March 2022

This presentation is an update on the Barwon-Darling Water Sharing Plan, including the inclusion of floodplain harvesting rules and links to the Western Regional Water Strategy. Guest presenters from the department: Peter Hyde, Director Inland Water Planning; Dan Connor, Director Healthy Floodplain Project Delivery; and Shagofta Ali, Director Regional Water Strategies.

Hosted by Peter Hansen, Snr Project Officer, Water Relationships
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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2021

Water Allocations update – 20 October 2021

Water Allocations update – 20 October 2021

This presentation is an update on the water allocation process in New South Wales.

Guest presenter from the department Deep Singh, Senior Hydrologist.

Hosted by Peter Hansen, Snr Project Officer, Water Relationships
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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2021 Year in Review – 17 November 2021

2021 Year in Review – 17 November 2021

This presentation is a year in review and looking ahead for the Department of Planning and Environment—Water

Guest presenters from the department: Natasha Hudson, Director, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Water; Mitchell Isaacs, Chief Knowledge Officer; Amanda Chadwick, Executive Director Reform Implementation; Giselle Howard, Executive Director Water Planning; and Lisa Chikarovski, Director Strategic Community & Stakeholder Engagement, Water Infrastructure NSW.

Hosted by Peter Hansen, Snr Project Officer, Water Relationships
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Water Engagement Roundup – 21 April 2021

Water engagement roundup – 21 April 2021

An overview of the month's public consultation and engagement activities from the department's Water group.

This webinar includes questions and answers related to the topics presented on the day.

Hosted by Peter Hansen, Snr Project Officer, Water Relationships
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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WSP presentation

Water Sharing Plans presentation – 16 June 2021

This presentation is an overview of what is a water sharing plan and how they work.

Guest presenter from the department, Danielle Doughty, Manager of the regional coastal water planning team.

Hosted by Peter Hansen, Snr Project Officer, Water Relationships
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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NRAR Know the rules campaign

NRAR's Know the rules campaign – 21 July 2021

This presentation is an update on the Know the Rules campaign including an overview of the research, communications plan, upcoming videos and next priorities.

Guest presenter, Shantelle Common from the Natural Resources Access Regulator.

Hosted by Peter Hansen, Snr Project Officer, Water Relationships
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Non urban metering presentation

Non-urban water metering rules – 18 August 2021

This presentation is an update on the metering framework that aims to improve the standard and coverage of non-urban water meters across NSW and what it means for licensed water users.

Guest presenter from the department Aaron Walker, Director Special Projects.

Hosted by Peter Hansen, Snr Project Officer, Water Relationships
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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General water management updates

Presentations given during targeted stakeholder engagement

Update on water sharing plans and water resource plans progress – 3 March 2022

Update on water sharing plans and water resource plans progress – 3 March 2022

The following presentation was provided at the NSW Irrigators Council general meeting on 3 March 2022. The presentation provides an update on the current status for water sharing plans in NSW and water resource plans.

Hosted by Peter Hyde, Director, Inland Water Planning
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Update on regional water strategies – 2 March 2022

Update on regional water strategies – 2 March 2022

The following presentation was provided at the NSW Irrigators Council general meeting on 2 March 2022. The presentation provides an update on the current status of NSW regional water strategies.

Hosted by Stefanie Schulte, Manager Regional Water Strategies
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Working Group on use of water in the NSW southern Murray–Darling Basin – 31 January 2022

Working Group on use of water in the NSW southern Murray–Darling Basin – 31 January 2022

The following presentation was provided to the Working group on use of water in the NSW southern Murray–Darling Basin on 31 January 2022. Members of the working group include the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, MDBA, Ricegrowers Association of Australia, irrigation corporations and NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Presented by was Allan Raine, Director Water Planning Implementation
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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2021

Metering equipment.

Update on non-urban metering – 15 July 2021

The following presentation was provided at the NSW Irrigators Council general meeting on 15 July 2021. The presentation provides an update on programs to support the uptake of metering and telemetry equipment and other updates about the non-urban metering rules.

Hosted by Aaron Walker, Water Strategy Division
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Scenic view of the Murray-Darling Basin junction, NSW.

Update on water sharing plans and water resource plans – 15 July 2021

The following presentation was provided at the NSW Irrigators Council general meeting on 15 July 2021. The presentation provides an update on the current status for water sharing plans in NSW and water resource plans.

Hosted by Peter Hyde, Director, Water Strategy Division
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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Water's Knowledge Division presentation

Water's Knowledge Division – 3 March 2021

The following presentation was provided at the NSW Irrigators Council general meeting on 3 March 2021. The presentation provides an update on the role of the new Chief Knowledge Officer, what’s upcoming in the department's Water Knowledge space, the intersection with the ACCC review, BoM water information portal, and WaterInsights.

Hosted by Mitchell Isaacs, Chief Knowledge Officer, Knowledge Division
Department of Planning and Environment—Water

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