Adaptation is changing the way we think about and use water to increase resilience to long-term climate change
Water use in Western Victoria already offers strong illustrations of adaptation in response to a changing climate. Lower than average regional rainfall since the 1990s has impacted the health of aquatic systems and supplies. Strategic water infrastructure (such as pipeline projects) has enabled towns and communities to keep their meters ticking with less reliance on household-level water restrictions than previously. Understanding that we need to maximise the value of water for the environment and communities is a core value for the Grampians Region Climate Adaptation Strategy.
Adaptation actions already underway
Integrated Water Management forums
Water corporations and catchment management authorities
|Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy||DELWP|
|Regional catchment and waterway strategies||Catchment management authorities|
|NRM plans for climate change||Catchment management authorities|
|Stormwater reuse for recreational watering||Local governments|
|Western Sustainable Water Strategy||DELWP|
John Frdelja from Central Highlands Water
Kym Wilson from Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water
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