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.

Understanding community preferences for water supply and demand option types

There are many things we need to consider to ensure there will be enough water for the Hunter region into the future.

We want to better understand how you feel about the different water supply and demand option types we are considering.

Before you get started, read through the options factsheets in our Community Library (located on the right side panel).

How open are you to Hunter Water considering these water supply and demand options?
How open are you to Hunter Water considering these water supply and demand options? They definitely should be considering this option I am quite open to Hunter Water considering this option I am undecided I am slightly against Hunter Water considering this option They should give no consideration to the option I don't know
Water conservation (i.e. reducing everyone's demand for drinking water)
Dams
Desalination (i.e. treating seawater for drinking)
Groundwater (i.e. extracting water from beneath the ground and treating for drinking)
Recycled water (i.e. treating and reusing water for non-drinking uses)
Stormwater harvesting (i.e. treating and reusing stormwater for non-drinking uses)
Water sharing between regions (i.e. transferring water across regions to where it is needed most)
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