Planning our water future

We face an uncertain future, so we need keep our options open to ensure we have a sustainable and reliable supply of water now and for the future.

Understanding what our community values will inform our decisions around supply (where we get water from) and demand (how we use the water we have) options, and guide how we respond to drought and other stresses in the future. Learn more about the options we're considering.

We are working with our government partners, key stakeholders and community now to review the Lower Hunter Water Plan (LHWP) to ensure it remains adaptable and reflects our changing community values and priorities.

This new long-term will help us better adapt to future uncertainties, such as population growth and climate variability, as well as take advantage of opportunities like advances in technology.

Learn more about what's involved in developing the new Lower Hunter Water Plan.

Applications are now open to join the Lower Hunter Water Plan Community Liaison Group.

We face an uncertain future, so we need keep our options open to ensure we have a sustainable and reliable supply of water now and for the future.

Understanding what our community values will inform our decisions around supply (where we get water from) and demand (how we use the water we have) options, and guide how we respond to drought and other stresses in the future. Learn more about the options we're considering.

We are working with our government partners, key stakeholders and community now to review the Lower Hunter Water Plan (LHWP) to ensure it remains adaptable and reflects our changing community values and priorities.

This new long-term will help us better adapt to future uncertainties, such as population growth and climate variability, as well as take advantage of opportunities like advances in technology.

Learn more about what's involved in developing the new Lower Hunter Water Plan.

Applications are now open to join the Lower Hunter Water Plan Community Liaison Group.

Do you want to know more about our programs and how we want to secure water for the future in the Hunter? Ask us a question - we're here to help.

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  • Has anybody looked into using the water pumped out of coal mines? An example is Centennnial Coal which treats thousands of litres (I don't have exact figures) of underground water each day to better than drinking quality and then pumps it straight into Lake Macquarie. Surely this water could be pumped into water storages instead? Here's another pie-in-the-sky suggestion for long term water for the Hunter valley: In addition to capturing water from mining, what if storm water was captured and then pumped from the coast into each water storage heading west until they were all full. At defined levels/times they could release water to keep natural water courses flushed as well. We've managed to reverse the flow of electricity back into the grid, why can't we do the same for water? Just something that has been rattling around in my head for a while...

    Hemidude asked 11 months ago
    Hi Hemidude,
    Thanks a lot for your participation. These are very valid options worthy of consideration to secure the Lower Hunter’s water future, and will form part of a further conversation that we’ll have with our community in the new year. Stay tuned!