Water resources

Future temperature increases and rainfall changes are likely to place additional pressure on water resources in some parts of NSW. Understanding the changes will help decision-makers manage the state’s water supply in the long-term.

Research update

Office of Environment and Heritage is currently collaborating with other government agencies and research institutions to provide updated information on the potential impact of climate change on water. The research, which uses projections from NARCliM aims to support decision-makers in strategic and operational planning. The projections are also informing the development of the next Sydney Metro Water Plan.

New research is available for climate change impacts on:

  1. Groundwater recharge and surface run-off

Additional information

The following studies and websites improve our understanding of the risk of climate change to NSW water resources: