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Urban Water

The Urban Water theme aims to support the development and implementation of an Integrated Water Plan for South Australia’s urban areas.

Planning for future supply, when water availability and reliability may vary substantially across South Australia, is complex and requires a flexible approach. Water planning must consider the quantity and quality of all current and potential water resources in each region along with the costs and benefits of various strategic water projects and initiatives.

South Australia needs to develop master plans for effectively managing stormwater and wastewater in Greater Adelaide and the Goyder Institute has made several contributions to-date to the development of the South Australian Stormwater Strategy and to the Urban Water Blueprint.

We are examining the use of alternative water sources for fit-for-purpose water supplies. This includes options for stormwater harvesting, wastewater recycling and desalination.

Since its establishment in 2010, the Goyder Institute has commissioned research into:

This research has produced a series of reports, publications and research materials:

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