Water allocation

Water allocations are an important mechanism so that we can share, conserve and manage the restricted volume of water available to South Australia. 

Managing our water responsibly contributes to achieving long-lasting benefits for the River Murray and water users, including primary producers, industry, recreational users and the environment.

Water allocations are critical for all river communities and industries that rely on a healthy river system.

Water trade allows for the redistribution of water among users and is an important mechanism for managing the Murray-Darling Basin’s scarce water resources.

DEWNR is responsible for administering water trade in South Australia.

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