Effective management of water supplies

Case study for students: Meeting demand for drinking water.

Effective management of water supplies involves:

  • using high-quality data and reliable methods to forecast demand
  • evaluating a range of strategies to meet demand
  • implementing appropriate strategies (such as building or upgrading of infrastructure) at the right time and scale.

Effective management avoids stress on scarce water resources and results in responsible use of public funds.

The OAG considered the above criteria when assessing the performance of the local authorities.