Marking World Water Day

We are proud to make our mark on World Water Day, on Tuesday 22 March. In Victoria, we have some of the greatest mineral and geothermal waters used in the spa industry.

Groundwater plays a vital role in our state as it supplies about 15% of Victoria’s water needs, which is used for agriculture and supplies water to 70 towns.

At the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, we partner with water corporations to track and protect this precious resource.

Our network of bores allows us to collect data as we manage groundwater to ensure water resources are managed sustainably, particularly as climate change continues to put pressure on water availability.

“There's a whole fascinating world that exists underneath our feet that we don't see, therefore we don't relate.” Erin Brockovich, environmental activist

Accounting for approximately 99% of all liquid freshwater on Earth, groundwater has the potential to provide societies with tremendous social, economic and environmental benefits and opportunities.

Groundwater already provides half of the volume of water withdrawn for domestic use by the global population, including the drinking water for the vast majority of the rural population who do not get their water delivered to them via public or private supply systems, and around 25% of all water withdrawn for irrigation.

March 22 is World Water Day. This year’s theme is Groundwater: Making the invisible visible. Learn more at UN Water.