Water is a limited resource and must be managed both for immediate needs and for long-term economic and environmental sustainability. With the effects of climate change, and increasing demands for water, sound policies are required to ensure a sustainable supply of water for present and future generations.
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How we use eDNA
Learn more about how we use eDNA to help us monitor waterways across NSW.
Surface water science
We use surface water science to better understand the environments supported by surface water, to improve water management.
Groundwater management and science
Discover more about groundwater, why it is important, and how we use groundwater science to improve water management.
Strategy & collaboration
The five year strategy for water science in the department and opportunities to collaborate on research projects.
We use a range of modelling techniques to understand how our river and groundwater systems behave.