If the world stopped producing greenhouse gas emissions today, the build-up of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere and oceans means we would still continue to experience some changes in our climate. Victoria’s water sector must adapt to these changes, even as emissions reduce,  if it is to continue to provide reliable services under an increasingly challenging climate

Research by the Victorian Water and Climate Initiative has shown that Victoria has become warmer and drier, with these trends expected to continue. In addition to more extreme droughts and heatwaves, increases in extreme rainfall are also expected. Adapting to climate change is a priority to ensure the overall health of Victoria’s natural environment and that Victorians can continue to have safe and reliable access to water.

Click the icons below to find out more about how climate change impacts the Victorian water sector and how the water sector is taking action to deliver reliable water services.

Page last updated: 20/07/22