Factor guidelines and technical guidance: Water

South-west Western Australia has experienced a progressively drying climate over the past 35 years. The drying climate highlights the value of our water-related environments, including extensive groundwater aquifers which support numerous groundwater-dependent ecosystems such as wetlands, as well as many estuaries and rivers which are important environmental and recreational assets.

The EPA considers the key ‘Water’ factors of hydrological processes and inland waters environmental quality when providing advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment.

Factor Guidelines Water

Hydrological Processes

Objective - to maintain the hydrological regimes of groundwater and surface water so that environmental values are protected.

Inland Waters Environmental Quality

Objective - to maintain the quality of groundwater and surface water so that environmental values are protected.