The department is responsible for managing South Australia’s water resources for the future. This includes monitoring water users who take and use water from prescribed and non-prescribed water sources such as a dam, bore, stream, river or creek to ensure they are meeting their legal obligations.
The department is required to report on any water use compliance breaches as part of the National framework for compliance and enforcement systems for water resource management.
The link below provides a summary of compliance actions conducted in 2018-19.
Targeted compliance during 2019-20 will focus on the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse, with auditing of all licences to measure compliance with quarterly account reconciliations, which was introduced as of 1 July 2019.
Previous years' reports