The devastating fires in Australia over the 2019-2020 period highlighted the need for the water industry to have practical guidance ready at hand for the management of drinking water supplies during such events.

The intent of this National good practice operational guideline for bushfire management for the Australian water industry is to utilise the current knowledge and experience in the industry to provide practical guidance across the water sector on bushfire and water quality management. The Guideline aims to provide support to planning and operational staff within a water utility so that they can plan, respond and recover from a bushfire emergency based on sound practical experience.


AuthorWater Services Association of Australia and Arran Canning, WaterFutures
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