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Water

Water is fundamental to our lives. It supports agriculture, beverage and food production, industries like mining, energy and construction, essential services such as our schools and hospitals, right through to providing water for wetlands and sports grounds we enjoy.

In the driest state on the driest inhabited continent, we all have a role to play in managing water sustainably, now and into the future.

The Department for Environment and Water and regional landscape boards work together to manage our water resources. We need to understand the types of water resources we have, the quantity and quality of water, and how to manage these important resources across the long term.

Find out more about how water resources are managed in South Australia.

River Murray

The River Murray is essential to South Australia – to irrigation, industry and households, from our regions to metropolitan Adelaide. Carefully managing how we use this resource is important so the river can sustain healthy environments and ecosystems as well our resilient industries and communities.

Find out more about the River Murray and how it is managed.

Water in your region

To find out about water resources and water projects underway in your region, please visit your local landscape board website:

Alinytjara Wilurara

Eyre Peninsula

Green Adelaide

Hills and Fleurieu

Kangaroo Island

Limestone Coast

Murraylands and Riverland

Northern and Yorke

River Murray 

SA Arid Lands

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