Planning for the future
The Department of Water plays an important role in planning and allocating the supply of water across Western Australia, to allow the ongoing development and growth of the state. Planning for the future includes investigating where water supplies are available, allocation planning, water supply planning to meet the growing demand, rural assistance, increasing the productive and sustainable use of water, planning for new water supplies and managing our limited water resources sustainably..
Finding new water resources, including Royalties for Regions-funded programs and other drilling programs to explore resources across the state.
Information about allocation plans, which set out how much water can be reliably taken from groundwater and surface water sources for productive purposes while ensuring the sustainability of the resource and protection of the water-dependent environment.
Click here to apply for rebates and grants for farmers, pastoralists and rural communities to improve local water supplies and for information about assistance to help farmers access water during dry seasons.
Information, advice and management of flood plans based on flood behaviour research and floodplain mapping for the state's major rivers.
Integrated water and land use planning based on the principles of total water cycle management.
Information about how we work with government, water service providers, industry and communities to identify water demand management and supply options that enable sustainable water use.