South Australian companies are developing world-leading expertise in water efficiency, treatment, reuse and storage. Expertise includes water management, research, policy, environmental monitoring, trading, infrastructure planning, precision irrigation, desalination, stormwater harvesting, groundwater management, distribution and storage.
South Australia is well placed to capitalise on increased demand for water-management technology and services required to combat the effects of climate change around the world. The South Australian Water Industry Alliance's 250 water-related companies and organisations export expertise in these specialist areas to nations around the world.
A 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey indicated water-related business is becoming one of the State's most important export sectors.