About the program
We are seeking new ways and approaches to working with the community to ensure we have secure, reliable water sources and to build future resilience to climate change and droughts. The efficient use of water will contribute to the sustainability of long-term supplies as population increases, build resilience to drought and support readiness to respond to future extremes in weather.
Better valuing our precious water resources is an important message in the NSW Water Strategy, with ongoing water conservation practices identified as a required part of managing the ongoing water needs of NSW communities.
Increased investment in water system efficiency, water conservation and demand management can delay the timing and reduce the scale of investment in new supply infrastructure and maximise the value of our resources. Water conservation is strongly supported by communities and businesses, and across government.
Water efficiency framework is a best practice guide to developing and delivering water efficiency.
A key aspect of the Water Efficiency Program is addressing network leakage and water loss as a priority.
We have partnered with the Water Conservancy to support local water utilities and councils by providing Smart Water Advice Resources.
The NSW Government’s Washing Machine Replacement Trial has helped social housing tenants across the state replace inefficient top load.
We have a range of resources designed to encourage students to investigate what makes water such a precious resource.
Partnering with the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) to help customers measure and manage their water.
We are partnering with researchers and other organisations to discover more ways to improve water efficiency.
The NSW Government is reviewing the BASIX water standards to ensure water security and resilience during drought.