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About us > Our goals

Secure water for the future

What success looks like

The health of our environment, communities, industry, and economy is underpinned by sustainable and fit-for-purpose water resources.

Secure water for the future


  • deliver South Australia’s obligations under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and the Basin Compliance Compact

  • lead the development and implementation of the South Australian Government’s response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission

  • develop and implement water management plans and ensure compliance with water related legislation

  • continue to deliver the SA Riverland Floodplain Integrated Infrastructure; Riverine Recovery; Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin; River Murray Constraints Management; and Water Management Solutions programs

  • investigate opportunities for future national and state-based water reform

  • develop and implement an urban water strategy that delivers practical initiatives to ensure that our towns and cities are water sensitive and climate resilient

  • work with local government, economic development agencies and industry to identify future water needs and sustainable sources of supply

  • identify and implement actions to help manage the social, environmental and economic impacts of extended

    dry periods

  • facilitate international market opportunities for the South Australian water sector, including exports of business technology and services, new education partnerships and training and joint research activity

  • ensure that priority water research is undertaken and that the results are used to support improved water management decision-making

  • operate the South East Drainage Network to improve the productive capacity of the South East and deliver enhanced environmental outcomes.

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River Murray