International water reform


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Australia is at the leading edge in its approach to water resource management. Our approach is to seek integrated management of natural resources, and foster competitive, innovative and self-reliant agricultural industries.

The Department is working internationally with other Australian Government agencies and program partners to promote sustainable water management, and to demonstrate the benefits of Australia's approach.