Victorian Environmental Water Holder

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) is an independent statutory body responsible for making decisions on the most efficient and effective use of Victoria's environmental water entitlements.

In doing so, the VEWH helps to protect the environmental values of Victoria's river systems and wetlands.

The VEWH works with Catchment Management Authorities and Melbourne Water to ensure environmental water entitlements are used to achieve the best environmental outcome with the water that is available.

Why do we need environmental water?

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    28/04/2016

    A low-level environmental watering of Lake Hawthorn in north-west Victoria is underway as an interim measure to help retain a refuge for thousands of waterbirds.…

  • Environmental water and blue-green algae
    22/03/2016

    Environmental water is used to improve the health of rivers and wetlands and the plants and animals that rely on them. Whether we use it…