Commonwealth Environmental Water Office
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Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, part of the Department of the Environment, is responsible for government policies and programs that seek to protect and restore environmental assets – rivers, floodplains and wetlands – that contain a wide diversity of life and provide habitat for native animals and plants.
The Water Holder is supported by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office in managing the Commonwealth’s environmental water portfolio, the administration of Ramsar Wetlands, research projects that inform approaches to aquatic ecosystems and environmental watering policy, and major projects to improve the water quality and ecological health of iconic wetland assets in the Murray Darling Basin.