WSAA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to Infrastructure Australia's Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019.
WSAA considers the Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019 recognises the importance of water to the life of all Australians through the provision of clean, reliable drinking water and safe wastewater services and the provision of green and blue infrastructure. The Audit acknowledges the urban water industry is a well performing sector and also delivers a balanced assessment on the opportunities, challenges and risks for the industry.
This brief submission highlights WSAA’s analysis of these challenges as set out in three recently released reports:
- Urban Water Update 2019: Drought, Growth and Liveability
- Blue + green = liveability: the value of water to liveable communities
- All options on the table: lessons from the journeys of others.