As part of implementing the Victorian Government’s commitment to continued investment in water sector research on climate change, the Victorian Water and Climate Initiative has been established.   The Victorian Water and Climate Initiative is a Victorian Government program that supports research into the impact of climate change and climate variability on Victoria’s water resources. Through the initiative, research is being undertaken by the University of Melbourne, the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. The Victorian Government’s investment in climate and water resources research provides important information for long-term planning and climate change adaptation.

Past investment in research has improved our understanding of the impacts of climate on our water resources. The recent Victorian Climate Initiative (VicCI) improved our understanding of climate impacts on water availability. The results are available in the VicCI Synthesis report (PDF, 11.8 MB) . Based on the results of this research DELWP developed a set of Guidelines for Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Water Supplies in Victoria.  The Guidelines help Victoria’s water sector plan for the impacts of climate change on water supplies.

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Email Hydrology and Climate Science: HSC.Team@delwp.vic.gov.au