Extreme Drought (worst on record) with less than 1% of typical inflows, meaning regional towns and communities face serious water security concerns of hitting Day 0.
NSWIC has long been calling for Government to invest in improving water infrastructure, particularly for drought affected communities.
Earlier this year, NSWIC wrote to all in government with a priority ask to: respond and adapt to a changing climate of water availability by investing in innovative infrastructure to improve the total available water balance for all water users, including farmers, the environment, towns and communities.
The NSW Government has just announced they will provide funding for 30 urgent water infrastructure projects in drought-affected communities.
This includes funding for water carting, critical town water infrastructure projects and capital water infrastructure projects.