A framework for sustainable water management in Australia able to adapt to future challenges can be developed through fostering the principles of green growth – improving productivity and economic prosperity as well as improved environmental and social outcomes. This is the subject of a recent ATSE report: Sustainable Water Management: Securing Australia’s future in a green economy.
The report explores the linkages and interdependencies between the many roles, uses and sources of water in Australia, examines the vital role of water in maintaining national prosperity under key challenges, develops a systems model for water supply security and highlights the importance of scientific development and technological innovation in moving to a cleaner, greener economy. Crucially, the report sets out how green growth principles can be fostered to develop sustainable water management strategies able to adapt to future challenges in recognition of the interdependencies between water, the economy, the environment and society.
The full report can be downloaded here.