Join the conversation on population growth and climate change: twin challenges we're tackling now and into the future for Melburnians. From saving water to caring for our beautiful rivers and creeks, discover how you can play an important role.
Why we need to save water
When you turn on a tap and the water flows, it can be easy to take this precious resource for granted. Discover why our water supply is not finite but something to safeguard: a challenge for Melbourne that's shared by many cities around the world.
Read how we're taking action and what you can do to save water.
Why we're giving Melbourne shade
Did you know that Melbourne Water is helping to add cooler, greener spaces for you to enjoy?
Read about how we're opening up neighbourhoods to more green spaces, and how you can enjoy them.
Towards net zero carbon emissions
Did you know the Victorian water sector constitutes the single largest proportion of total State Government carbon emissions?
Read why we've pledged to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and how we're examining a path to net zero by 2030.
How we're generating energy
We're converting sewage into 'poo power'!
Read how we're generating renewable energy from treating sewage and from hydroelectric power stations.
Caring for Melbourne’s beautiful rivers and creeks
Our iconic rivers and creeks are the lifeblood of Melbourne’s natural landscape. They’re part of what makes living here so wonderful.
Read how the work we do today ensures our rivers, creeks and open spaces remain healthy and clean into the future – and how you can best enjoy them.
Water for the environment
Our rivers and creeks are important not only for us but the plants and animals who call them home.
That’s why we help set aside water for the environment to keep them healthy.