The regulatory framework for water resource management in South Australia, including water trading, is established through the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (SA).
The Trade Approval Authority responsible for administering the water licensing provisions of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, including processing water trades is the Department for Water (DFW).
To apply for a trade, an application form must be lodged with DFW. The application form has two key parts, one to be completed by the transferor (seller), and the other by the transferee (buyer).
Water Trading is the buying and selling of water access entitlements. more...
Salinity and Water Quality
Managing Murray River salinity requires an ongoing effort by communities, individuals and Government. Salinity levels and risks continue to increase despite investment in better irrigation management practices, water delivery systems and salt interception schemes. Whether we like it or not, salinity poses a huge threat to all of us that rely on the Murray River. Salinity levels and risks continue to increase despite real advances in management over the last decade. We must all work together to do what we can to manage the problem. more...