ISF has provided specialised advice and analysis to inform the NSW Government on development of successive Metropolitan Water Plans for Greater Sydney in 2006, 2010 and 2017 to plan for long-term water security, including during the Millennium Drought.  Our work included:

  • Real options analysis for drought readiness – providing insurance through establishing triggers and processes for infrastructure “readiness to construct”
  • Community and stakeholder engagement on water futures, including through the use of appreciative inquiry and art
  • Cost-benefit frameworks and business cases for water recycling and conservation
  • Advice on water conservation opportunities during drought response
  • Decision sequencing during drought
  • Integrating hydrological, economic and social impact modelling