Water Allocation

The process of allocating water for abstraction from natural sources must provide answers to key questions such as:

  • How much water can be allocated for abstraction?
  • What conditions or rules should govern the taking of water?
  • How should the allowable water take be allocated to specific users?
  • What conditions should govern the use of the abstracted water?

Guiding principles are that the taking and use of water is environmentally sustainable, and that the use is reasonable and efficient.

Aqualinc’s water management experts are regularly engaged by water users and government agencies to develop answers to the above questions – to determine how best to allocate scarce water resources, taking into account the environmental, economic, social and cultural implications of water allocation decisions.

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