Final National Water Account 2012 release

Front cover of the National Water Account 2012 Summary

The reports for the Adelaide, Daly and Murray–Darling Basin regions are now available online.

Included in the 2012 Account is the 2012 Account Summary report—a new annual feature of the National Water Account.

The National Water Account is Australia’s most comprehensive water information resource. It provides a picture of water resources management for the previous financial year for a selection of nine nationally significant water use regions across Australia.

The 2012 Account marks the third National Water Account published by the Bureau under the Water Act 2007.

The 2012 Account Summary highlights broad trends and findings across the nine reporting regions and includes a selection of regional information. Regional summaries provide a snapshot of each region, including its climate, surface water storage, urban water supply and irrigation supply for the year.

The Daly region in the Northern Territory is also a new inclusion. It is an important area under considerable developmental pressure while having significant environmental and cultural water values.

The National Water Account is prepared by the Bureau in partnership with over 35 collaborators, including State and Territory government agencies, water utilities and other water agencies.