Our climate is getting hotter and drier.
Communities across Australia are experiencing less rainfall and more extreme heat, with Australia’s climate warming by 1.4 per cent since 1910.
Our changing climate is having a direct impact on the region’s water supply.
Since 1997, there has been a marked reduction in the amount of water being captured in local reservoirs.
For example, West Barwon reservoir, which helps supply greater Geelong, has seen a 32 per cent or 9 billion litre reduction in average annual inflows since 1997.