Water Security

The existing national framework must be strengthened.  Water security is vital to the national interest.

Examples of what needs to be done: 

  • Storm water harvesting – which is more efficient than desalination – must be fast-tracked
  • States which were early adopters of water-efficiencies must be acknowledged in any federal scheme. Irrigators should be able to access federal infrastructure grants for value-adding to agricultural produce more easily
  • Wasteful practices throughout the Murray-Darling Basin must be addressed as a matter of urgency to ensure a fair distribution of water rights across the entire system