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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.

Beth Ashworth and Sarina Loo VEWH Co-CEOs

Executive women leading the way as Co-CEOs at the VEWH

The VEWH is thrilled to announce the appointment of Beth Ashworth and Sarina Loo as Co-Chief Executive Officers (Co-CEOs).

Roadmap for water for the environment

A roadmap for delivering water for the environment to rivers and wetlands across Victoria for the next 12 months has been released by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH).

Water trading strategy 2019-20

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder has released a new trade strategy to transparently outline where we plan to buy or sell water for the environment across Victoria in 2019-20.

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Seasonal watering plans on a page - snapshots of environmental objectives in 2020-21

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Gippsland region

Western region

Northern region

Fact sheets

Fact Sheet 01 - Cover

What is environmental water?

Fact Sheet 02 - Cover

Why is environmental watering important?

Fact Sheet 03 - Cover

What does environmental watering aim to achieve?

Fact Sheet 04 - Cover

What does environmental watering involve?

Fact Sheet 05 - Cover

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: 24/07/20