Healthy rivers are the lifeblood of inland New South Wales. They support social, economic and environmental outcomes.
In regulated rivers, the future of these important ecosystems relies on the responsible management of water. In NSW, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment works in partnership with communities, landholders, researchers, non-government organisations and allied government departments to maintain and support the health of rivers and wetlands.
Note: Originally published in May 2017; republished in May 2020 with updates to branding.