About the Water Hub

What is the Water Hub

The Water Hub offers a space for the community to explore information and engage with one another regarding water datasets. The Water Hub is administered by the NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) - Water.

About the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) -  Water

The department is responsible for water security and managing NSW water resources, including surface and groundwater management. We also ensure equitable sharing of surface and groundwater resources, and that water entitlements and allocations are secure and tradeable. We improve the security, reliability, quality, and resilience of our water resources over the long term through strategic planning at state and regional levels as well as the development of metropolitan and regional infrastructure.

We’re working towards delivering the NSW Government’s water goals, using planning, policy, and regulation, and by leading negotiations with the Commonwealth and other jurisdictions.

The NSW Water Strategy includes a priority to build community confidence and capacity through engagement, transparency, and accountability.  The NSW Water Strategy states we will “improve data management, accessibility, and transparency and take an open by-default approach to information and data”.

We are providing data and information through the Water Hub to fulfil this commitment.

Data on the Water Hub

The datasets in the Water Hub are displayed from the SEED portal.  The Water Hub offers a central location to discover the department’s open water data and to interact with others about its uses.

The datasets are freely available. You do not need to create an account or log in to access data, however, we encourage you to create an account as it will let you participate in the forum and get notifications from the Hub if you wish.

You can enable forum notifications for threads that you post or follow and comments that are made on threads that you have interacted with. You can also create notifications to alert you when any new datasets are added. To do this, enable the General notification option in your notifications settings. 

You can view all our available datasets here.

Open data roadmap

We are committed to increasing both the number and variety of datasets published to SEED and Water Hub. We have an ongoing program of work underway to prioritise and publish our datasets.

Providing open data will support innovation and collaboration to deliver better outcomes for the people of New South Wales. 

Feedback and innovation

We invite your feedback and input on the available water datasets through our Forum.

We also ask for your feedback on the data and information you would like to see released on the Water Hub. Please visit the Contact Us page with any suggestions or feedback. We’d love to hear if you’ve created something or found a use for our data!