Regulate surface and groundwater use
Where a particular risk is identified to the water resource, or the environment, water allocation limits could be applied.
These limits could consider local factors, such as:
- Hydrogeological and hydrological information;
- Environmental needs;
- Climate change;
- Land use plans and watershed plans;
- Public interest; and
- Existing water uses.
"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732