Diffuse source water pollution
Managing diffuse water pollution
Diffuse source water pollution has a big impact on the water quality of our waterways. It can be difficult to manage because it comes from many different sources. It comes from land-based run-off and carries sediment, nutrients and bacteria into waterways and the marine environment.
What is being proposed to improve management of Diffuse Source Water Pollution?
Many NSW government agencies have a role in managing water quality and reducing litter in NSW marine and coastal waters. NSW Government is working on the establishment of a governance framework for these agencies to share information and progress on their projects.
How will the framework work?
A new governance framework will allow government agencies to work together, improving the marine estate’s water quality by improving focus and coordination of diffuse source water pollution management. It will do this by:
- clarifying roles and responsibilities of each agency
- identifying strategies for managing the pollution.
Local government areas - Statewide
Department of Planning, Industry & Environment – Environment, Energy & Science
Department of Primary Industries
Department of Planning, Industry & Environment – Planning & Assessment
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Office of Local Government
Greater Sydney Commission
Department of Transport
Local Land Services and Department of Planning
Industry & Environment – Water