Urban—Major Reforms in Urban Water Policy and Management in Major Australian Cities

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Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management, 2017, pp. 85 - 96
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The urban water sector in Australia is quite diverse. Service providers range from large integrated utilities, such as Sydney Water, Melbourne Water and the Water Corporation of Western Australia, through to disaggregated retail and bulk water utilities, and local government water authorities. Their responsibilities range from water supply only, to also include sewerage service provision and bulk stormwater management. Some utilities rely exclusively on local surface water, while sources used in other areas include large-scale intercatchment transfers, groundwater and desalination plants. The scales involved range from a few hundred connections to nearly two million users
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