The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national climate, weather and water agency. We facilitate informed risk management and decision making by providing timely, trusted and reliable information for the public, policy makers, state and federal agencies, and sectors including emergency services, agriculture, mining, and energy. Our digital water services include nationally-consistent data for over 900,000 groundwater bores across the country; information on use, extraction and storage of water in major urban centres—covering over 70% of the Australian population; near real-time water information for the Murray Darling Basin, which accounts for approximately 60% of national water use; a nationwide geographic information system detailing spatial relationships between hydrological features and monitoring points; and, flood forecasting services that provide life-saving warnings and alerts for approximately 500 locations across the country, issued in partnership with emergency services and the media. To learn more about our digital water services visit bom.gov.au/water or contact [email protected]
DELWP manages Victoria’s groundwater, catchments and waterways, infrastructure, water saving and re-use projects, flood management, governance and water legislation, in partnership with a network of government agencies and water authorities. DELWP’s purpose is to shape and support liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities and thriving natural environments throughout Victoria. As part of DELWP, the Water and Catchments Group works to ensure that Victoria has safe, sustainable and productive water resources to meet future urban, rural and environmental needs. The Water and Catchments Group works in partnership with water corporations, catchment management authorities, government agencies, industry and the community to balance the economic, environmental, social and cultural values of water. This work helps to deliver secure water supplies, greener and liveable cities and towns, healthy waterways and aquifers. The Water and Catchments Group is responsible for the implementation of Water for Victoria, which sets the strategic directions for the state’s water management for decades to come.