Water for the environment

Water for the environment is water legally set aside to protect or improve the environmental values of wetlands and streams. Environmental water entitlements are held by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH), the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).

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Goulburn River - a tale of environment flows in Victoria's longest river

Follow Flo (our intrepid water droplet) on a journey down the Goulburn River as she explains how water for the environment is used to improve the health of Victoria’s longest waterway.


The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder has established a monitoring project to evaluate the ecological outcomes of environmental water use in the lower Goulburn River (between the Goulburn Weir near Murchison and the Murray River).