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.

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  • Water for McDonalds delayed
    3/06/2016

    The North Central Catchment Management Authority has delayed a planned wetland watering in the north of the state on the back of the prolonged blue-green…

  • Interim measure for Lake Hawthorn
    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.…