Department of Planning and Environment–Water is committed to increasing Water sector transparency by providing open access to relevant data, information products and data models to the community, the sector and industry.
We have developed and maintained models, systems and data over many years to help inform operational activities and decisions about how water resources in NSW are managed.
This guideline sets out how the department’s Water Group will implement its open by default data and information principle.
We are committed to providing open access to relevant data, information products and data models to the community, the water sector and industry. This will improve the transparency of data in the water sector.
Data sets and systems
The SEED (Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data) portal is a central place to discover data that has been shared publicly by the
The Spatial Collaboration Portal provides a secure platform to facilitate the delivery of NSW spatial datasets.
This webapp is designed to make modelling and monitoring information in the state of NSW discoverable.
A search tool to find detailed information on environmental water licences by water sharing plan and/or water source.
We experienced some degraded data and systems services during the rain event on the weekend of 20 and 21 March 2021. A post incident debrief brought together the lead water agencies to identify recommendations for improvement for future events.
The cause of the outage was identified as an increase in demand for system access and data that put a significant strain on some WaterNSW IT systems that were located within the NSW Department of Planning and Environment ICT environment, coupled with some network connection issues.
It was found that the IT Systems held up to the event and that staff performed well in a challenging situation but areas of improvement were identified. The Post Flood ICT report makes specific recommendations that are now being implemented by the department.
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