We lead the water sector to develop a strategic approach to managing water at the state, region and metropolitan levels. We manage the state’s surface and groundwater and develop and implement plans for water security in NSW.
We manage regional and metropolitan water supply and use, and ensure water resources are shared equitably and that we are transparent about how water is shared, allocated and managed. We deliver services and reforms which support sustainable and healthy environments, economies and societies.
We also deliver major water infrastructure projects and have built a compliance and enforcement regime that ensures strong and certain regulation.
Our department also works in collaboration with governments across the Murray Darling Basin to improve water security, river health and environmental outcomes.
How we work
Key water legislation and policies that guide how we work and an outline of fees and charges associated with water management.
How water is managed
We work to ensure there is an equitable and transparent approach to the management of NSW water now and for future generations.
We manage NSW's water resources and ensure water security for NSW. We are responsible for the equitable sharing of surface and groundwater
A collection of webinars, presentations and meetings that cover a range of topics across the water sector.
Contact information for general water enquiries during business hours, as well as a dedicated line for reporting illegal or suspicious