Australian Capital Territory


ACT Catchments

eWater CRC is working on water-management issues in the ACT region, in partnership with local and interstate organisations.

Focusing on Canberra’s water-supply catchments, the project teams are applying new software that can help the region’s water managers evaluate options for best outcomes in water quality and quantity, for people and ecosystems.

Read the ACT Catchments case study

Integrated urban water management in the Woden Valley

The reliability of surface water resources in Australia is increasingly coming under scrutiny under the weight of population growth, natural climate variability and the potentially lower rainfalls and higher temperatures expected under climate change.

To help maintain system reliability, the ACT Government has identified three main goals for the Canberra system - reductions in potable water demand, reductions in overall water consumption, and maximising the quality of runoff entering waterways. At the same time, the Government is determined to minimise overall costs.

Read the Woden Valley case study