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 1.4 Managing available water for the environment
1.4 Managing available water for the environment
Environmental entitlements are held in 15 water supply systems across Victoria. Sections 2 to 5 detail where water made available under these entitlements may be delivered in 2020–21.
In this section ...
1.4.1 How much water is available to use as part of the Victorian environmental watering program?
1.4.2 What options are available to effectively and efficiently manage water for the environment?
To the extent possible, the VEWH and other environmental water holders try to avoid water supply shortfalls by efficiently using water for the environment and by using tools such as carryover and trade. If there is still a shortfall of water, the VEWH in collaboration with waterway managers (and other water holders if relevant) will prioritise environmental watering actions.
1.4.1 How much water is available to use as part of the Victorian environmental watering program?
VEWH environmental entitlements
Water for the environment is made available under
the environmental entitlements held by the VEWH.
Table 1.4.1 shows the entitlements held by the
VEWH as at 31 May 2020, including those held in
trust for the Living Murray program. The VEWH’s environmental entitlements can be viewed at waterregister.vic.gov.au/water-entitlements/bulk-entitlements.
 Table 1.4.1 Environmental entitlements held by the VEWH (as at 6 May 2020)1
   System
  Entitlement
    Volume (ML)
   Class of entitlement
   Central region
   Barwon
   Barwon River Environmental Entitlement 2011
   N/A2
  Unregulated
 Upper Barwon River Environmental Entitlement 2018
 2,0003
  Share of inflow
   Moorabool
  Moorabool River Environmental Entitlement 20104
  7,0863
   Share of inflow
   Tarago
Tarago and Bunyip Rivers Environmental Entitlement 2009
  3,0003
 Share of inflow
 Werribee
  Werribee River Environmental Entitlement 2011
  N/A3
   Share of inflow
   Yarra
 Yarra Environmental Entitlement 20064
  17,000 55
  High Unregulated
    Gippsland region
   Latrobe
   Lower Latrobe Wetlands Environmental Entitlement 2010
   N/A2
  Unregulated
 Blue Rock Environmental Entitlement 2013
  18,7373
   Share of inflow
   Macalister
Macalister River Environmental Entitlement 2010
   12,461 6,230
  High Low
  Thomson
Bulk Entitlement (Thomson River – Environment) Order 20054
 10,000 8,0003
 High
Share of inflow
   Western region
  Wimmera and Glenelg
Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers Environmental Entitlement 20104,5
 40,560 1,000
  Pipeline product Wetland product
   Northern region
  Broken
Water shares
  90 19
  High Low
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