We would like to hear your ideas on how we can increase water security in regional towns. This means having enough water for drinking and non-drinking uses such as watering of playing fields, firefighting and for emergency use by farm livestock when on-farm supplies fail.
How can we manage water resources sustainably, optimise available water and identify new water supply options in order for communities and regional towns to meet their water needs? Are there new ways of using alternative water sources, such as wastewater and stormwater, that we could consider?
The Department of Water developed a rural water program to improve water supplies for broadacre agricultural and community use, and to ensure the best use of water resources in dryland agricultural regions.
The Water Corporation also has a regional water supply program.
Some links related to sustainable development in regional Western Australia: