Reforming our water licensing business and delivering a modern online water register
The department is developing MyWater, a new digital platform to support South Australian water account holders and water market participants. Expected to go live in 2022, MyWater will give all users easy access to water data and the modernised state water register.
The portal will allow users to submit and track the progress of their applications online and monitor progress. Customers will also be able to self-manage their accounts, from updating their details to trading, making transactions and using electronic payment options.
MyWater will be accessible from any device with an internet browser, including smartphones.
The department is also developing several improvements to the state water register, including:
- the ability for water access entitlements to be used as collateral for loans
- online access to reports and up-to-date information about water resources to assist critical decision making in real time
- improved intra- and interstate water trading by reducing trading times and creating better data interfaces between the South Australian, New South Wales and Victorian water management and accounting systems
- improved responsiveness to future events such as extreme droughts, floods or changes to policy and regulations.
MyWater is being developed in response to early engagement with key stakeholders including growers, water traders and brokers, irrigators, financiers, bore drillers and dam constructors. These important stakeholders helped pinpoint where improvements could be made on the current ageing water management system.
This project is delivered under the Murray–Darling Basin Plan by the Department for Environment and Water’s Water Management Solutions Program team through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.