Statutory guidance

Large-scale water transfers: resource management

Sets our approach to large scale water transfers and water resource planning for water companies.

This publication was withdrawn on

This guidance is no longer in use as it does not reflect government position on large scale water transfers. See water sector: improving long-term resilience guidance for information about long-term planning and resilience in the water sector.


Regulatory position statement - Large-scale water transfers

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


This position statement sets our role and the role of water companies in the development of water resource plans.

Published 22 August 2011