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New research proves the value that flows from water for the environment

A Northern Victorian-first report highlights that water for the environment makes a significant economic and social contribution to northern Victorian communities, including for agriculture.

Water trading strategy 2020-21

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder has released its annual allocation trading strategy to transparently outline where we may buy or sell water for the environment across Victoria in 2020-21.

Victoria’s waterways ready to flow with the release of the VEWH’s seasonal watering plan

Victorians are set to enjoy the flow-on benefits of water for the environment with many of the state’s waterways to receive much-needed environmental water deliveries over the next year.

Water for the environment provides important refuges in the face of dry conditions

Each year the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) works with catchment management authorities, storage managers, Traditional Owners, land managers communities, scientists and stakeholders to deliver water for the environment efficiently and effectively. In 2018-19, 88% of environmental flows delivered in northern Victoria were also re-used to meet downstream water needs.

The VEWH's water trade activities get a clean bill of health

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has undertaken a health check of its water trading activities and has been given a clean bill of health.

Reedy Lake with little water in dry conditions

Why do we water when it’s dry?

In dry years, environmental watering is critical protection for our waterways, so they can survive to bounce back when dry conditions ease.

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Seasonal watering plans on a page - snapshots of environmental objectives in 2021-22

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Fact sheets

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What is environmental water?

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Why is environmental watering important?

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What does environmental watering aim to achieve?

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What does environmental watering involve?

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How do we know if environmental watering is successful?

What is environmental water trading cover

What is environmental water trading?

Top 10 highlights

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What Victoria's environmental watering program has achieved

Page last updated: 02/07/21