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Urban Water Strategy

Urban Water Strategy

North East Water has released its new Urban Water Strategy (UWS). It provides a detailed 50-year forecast of water demands for local communities, along with supply options so that those demands can be met.

The UWS is reviewed on a five yearly basis as per guidelines from Department of Environment Water Land and Planning. It contains actions which:

  • consider the total water cycle, consistent with the principles of integrated urban water management
  • support the development of resilient and liveable communities
  • balance social, environmental and economic costs and benefits
  • take account of the consequences and uncertainty associated with population growth, climate change and climate variability

The UWS is attached below. Further supporting documentation is available on request by calling 1300 361 622. Please note this document has been updated and was reissued on 31 July 2017. 

Urban Water Strategy 2017 (PDF 2824 KB)