Water is our most valuable resource. It’s fundamental to our health, our way of life, our economy and our environment.
Water for Good is about providing certainty about our water future and instilling confidence that we will have what we need to support our economy, sustainability and prosperity.
Water for Good is a plan that ensures there will always be enough water in South Australia. Most importantly, it will enable us to diversify our supplies to reduce our reliance on the River Murray and other rain-dependent water sources.
The Plan in full
The complete Water for Good plan.
Part 1‚ The plan in summary
Water for Good outlines the actions we need to take to ensure our water supplies are secure, safe, reliable and able to sustain continued growth.
Part 2‚ Current Initiatives
South Australians lead the country in stormwater capture and reuse, irrigation practices, rainwater tank ownership and wastewater recycling.
Part 3‚ The challenges of demand and supply
Population growth and a changing climate mean we must not only deal with a challenging current situation, but remain focused on longer-term goals of securing, protecting and diversifying our water sources while improving supply infrastructure in a way that supports our economy, sustainability and prosperity.
Part 4‚ Managing our water future
Rainfall, rivers, reservoirs and aquifers do more than just provide drinking water, sustain agriculture and industry, and support recreation, tourism and cultural opportunities. These resources are also valuable environmental assets that support critical plant and animal ecosystems.
Rain, rivers, reservoirs & aquifers
Rainfall, rivers, reservoirs & aquifers are valuable environmental assets that support critical plant and animal ecosystems.
South Australia’s determination to reduce reliance on the River Murray means we must focus on non rain-dependent water sources.
Stormwater & wastewater recycling
Increases in stormwater and wastewater recycling will diversify our water sources and reduce our dependence on the River Murray.
Using & saving water
The true value of this precious resource means we’ll all need to be more careful in many different ways
Part 5 - The future assessment of water projects - a new approach
In the preparation of Water for Good, a high-level theoretical study was conducted to identify those types of supply options likely to be the most economic and sustainable in meeting the growing water needs of Greater Adelaide to 2050.
Part 6 - Fostering innovation and efficiency through planning, legislation and research
Fresh legislation will be introduced to reflect a new approach to managing a more competitive and diverse water industry and an independent regulator will be appointed to oversee pricing, licensing and consumer protection.
Part 7 - Staying on track - implementation and monitoring
To ensure that we are on track to meet our vision and outcomes will require a
robust and adaptive monitoring and assessment framework.
Water for Good – community publication
Water for Good ensures South Australia’s water future to 2050.