The Bureau of Meteorology has launched a Climate Resilient Water Sources web portal, an interactive site providing comprehensive mapping and information on desalinated and recycled water sources for more than 350 sites across Australia, both publicly and privately owned and operated.
This information will inform the Australian community, government and the water industry of the contribution that these sources make to secure water supplies for current and future residential, industrial, mining, commercial and agricultural needs.
Users can access the portal (www.bom.gov.au/water/crews) to search for information on capacity, production, location and use of these alternative water sources in their area. Local government and water utility owners and operators can add and update their data directly to the portal's database, which is then linked to the website.
The Bureau of Meteorology, through its Improving Water Information program, is building a comprehensive and reliable picture of Australia's water resources to support policy and planning.