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Annual Report of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder 2009-10

2010

The Annual Report of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder 2009-10 forms a part of the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts annual report 2009-10

Introduction

The Water Act 2007 establishes the position of Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH), to manage the Commonwealth's environmental water holdings, and to protect or restore environmental assets in the Murray-Darling Basin and in other areas where environmental water is held.

The Secretary of the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts has appointed Mr Ian Robinson as the CEWH. Mr Robinson also holds the position of First Assistant Secretary, Water Governance Division, in the department.