Current news

  • 14 February 2024

    The Better Water in the Bush forum report has been released by the Goyder Institute for Water Research. The report is a comprehensive analysis of the discussions at the forum. It suggests 12 focus areas to help Close the Gap on First Nations water security in Australia.

  • 09 February 2024

    Hydrogeology and groundwater-dependent ecosystems might not be everyone’s choice when deciding on a science career. For Kelly Strike, head of the National Water Grid (NWG) Science Program, it’s a career that is important for Australia’s water security.

  • 08 February 2024

    A $2.8 million project to pilot innovative floating dam covers in Western Australia will help save water through minimising evaporation.

    The covers are made in Melbourne from 100% recycled plastic and have been installed over 3 dams in the Great Southern region:

  • 06 February 2024

    Groundwater can often be an undervalued and complex water source that requires investigation before its full value can be truly understood. For remote regions of Australia, groundwater can be a solution to many water access problems.

  • 05 January 2024

    Communities without access to reliable and safe water can experience health, economic, cultural and social concerns.

  • 04 January 2024

    Water flow and pressure in West Wyalong has been improved thanks to the completion of the West Wyalong Water Reliability project.

  • 03 January 2024

    Construction of the 54 km Don Irrigation Scheme pipeline wrapped up late last year and is now delivering water to the local community. The scheme will help farmers on the north-west coast of Tasmania by providing essential water for the irrigation season.

  • 28 November 2023

    A new 300 megalitre dam has seen Walcha’s water-storage capacity increase by 4 times its previous amount, helping to prepare the region for dry times.

  • 23 November 2023

    Residents and businesses in and around Kojonup in Western Australia now have more reliable access to water following completion of a $6 million pipeline upgrade.

  • 22 November 2023

    After more than 2 million hours of construction, central Queensland’s Rookwood Weir is officially operational. The weir’s name in the local Darumbal traditional language has also been revealed as Managibei Gamu, which means ‘keeping water’.

Find out more

  • Read about Minister Plibersek’s commitment to ensuring every Australian community has safe and reliable water security for the future.
  • Discover the National Water Grid Authority’s program of work which includes a range of planning, business case, science and construction project.
  • Visit our news archive.