Water that is allocated and managed specifically to improve our riverine ecosystems is known as water for the environment. Learn more about what it is.
Learn about our water use in your local catchment
The department is responsible for the delivery of all water for the environment in New South Wales. This includes water held by the NSW government, the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and Basin states under the Living Murray program, as well as water made available to the environment under Water Sharing Plans. The total volumes delivered from all types of water for the environment are shown for each catchment this water year. The presented use figures are best available estimates at the time of reporting.
Map indicates January figures only. For year to date, refer to table below.