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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  • Buying, selling or exchanging environmental water

    The Victorian Environmental Water Holder trades water to help ensure water is available when and where it is most needed.

  • Water for Reedy Swamp

    The VEWH has approved a request from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to re-allocate 300 ML of environmental water from Reedy Swamp to Kinnairds…