The Murray-Darling Basin Authority's Basin Plan proposes a 2750GL reduction in surface water diversions to provide additional water for the environment. The following links show progress in environmental water recovery in relation to the proposal set out in the Basin Plan.
Total water recovery progress against the 2750GL reduction:
This includes water entitlements secured under the 'Restoring the Balance' and 'Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure' (SRWUIP) programs and water gifted to the Commonwealth by the Queensland Government at 31 May 2013, and State government recoveries as at 30 September 2012.
A more detailed breakdown of the water recovered through the Water for the Future initiative is provided here:
This includes water entitlements secured under the 'Restoring the Balance' and 'Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure' programs to 31 May 2013 and water gifted to the Commonwealth by the Queensland Government.
Note: SRWUIP water recovery is reported at the point at which water savings have been received, estimated or agreed in signed project works contracts. Until water transfer contracts have been exchanged however, these figures may be subject to change over time.
Murray-Darling Basin Plan
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Find out more about the Basin Plan.
- Fact sheet: Planning and use of Commonwealth environmental water
- Basin case studies: the socio-economic impacts of sustainable diversion limits and Water for the Future investments - An assessment at a local scale
- Fact sheet: Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) adjustment mechanism
- Fact sheet: Australian Government investment in enhanced environmental outcomes
- Fact sheet: Environmental flow delivery constraints
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