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

Lead agency

Pipeline projects

Water corporations

Integrated Water Management forums

Water corporations and catchment management authorities

Pilot Water Sector Adaptation Action Plan


Victorian Rural Drainage StrategyDELWP
Regional catchment and waterway strategiesCatchment management authorities
NRM plans for climate changeCatchment management authorities
Stormwater reuse for recreational wateringLocal governments
Western Sustainable Water StrategyDELWP


John Frdelja from Central Highlands Water

Kym Wilson from Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water

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