A summary of the significant water events, major water initiatives and improvements in water information occurring during the reporting period are explained.
There were no significant water events in the Canberra region during the 2009–10 period.
Following the Water Security Review in 2007, the ACT Government announced a range of new water supply projects, which ACTEW continued to implement throughout the reporting period.
During the reporting period, the Draft Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Murray-Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources was progressed. This plan covers the groundwater within the NSW portion of the Canberra region. The plan went on public display in December 2010. Once finalised under the Water Management Act 2000 (NSW), the plan will be deemed an 'Interim Water Resource Plan' under the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 and will be legally binding for five years from its making.
The Bureau of Meteorology released its water storages product to the public in February 2010. The water storages product contains details of the urban water supply reservoirs, including current water levels and volumes, as well as historical information. This product is available on the Bureau of Meteorology’s Water Information website.