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Mangroves at high tide, East Point, Northern Territory. Photo: John Baker.
Mangroves at high tide, East Point, Northern Territory
Wakool River from the Gee Gee Bridge. Photo: Rebecca Gee.
Wakool River from the Gee Gee Bridge
Lake Hume and the Mitta River, located east of Albury-Wodonga, Victoria. Photo: Bell Commercial Photography (2008).
Lake Hume and the Mitta River, located east of Albury-Wodonga, Victoria
Pivot irrigation. Photo: Arthur Mostead.
Sweet corn crop under irrigation from a centre pivot
Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert. Photo: Paul Wainwright.
Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert
Mudflats King Sound.
Mudflats King Sound, West Kimberley

The Australian Government is providing national leadership on the challenges of meeting future demand for water in a drying climate.

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan delivers on the Australian Government's commitment to restore the Basin's rivers and wetlands to health while supporting strong regional communities and sustainable food production.

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The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder today released a series of scientific reports analysing the impacts of environmental water during 2014-15, as part of a $30 million investment in monitoring and evaluation projects across the Murray...
05
Feb
2016
Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder first watering event to Banrock Station
02
Feb
2016
Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update February 2016 issue now available.
01
Feb
2016
Bitterns are booming in wetlands along the Murray River.
21
Dec
2015
Frisky fish have taken advantage of a river pulse to spawn in the waters of the Murray River.
21
Dec
2015

The Cleaner Environment Plan

The Australian Government's Plan for a Cleaner Environment - Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water and National Heritage​ - will help realise the vision of a great society by protecting and improving our environment for future generations.​