Basin Environmental Watering Outlook 2018-19


The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has prepared an annual environmental watering outlook for 2018 ̶ 19.

This outlook considers the past outcomes from environmental watering, the current condition of the basin’s ecosystems in relation to river flows and connectivity, waterbirds, native vegetation and fish and the forecasts for climate and water availability to foreshadow some of the important environmental watering needs over coming years.

The outlook is an important part of how we consult on the Basin-wide environmental watering priorities. The priorities guide the annual planning of water for the environment across the Basin, including water delivered by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and Basin states.

The Basin-wide priorities are the actions needed to help us achieve the Basin Plan’s objectives of protecting and restoring the Basin’s rivers, wetlands and floodplains. They complement regional and state priorities prepared by Basin governments.

The MDBA welcomes community feedback on the watering opportunities in this outlook. Feedback can be submitted using the have your say form below.

This outlook and the priorities for the 2018–19 water year should be read in conjunction with the rolling, multi-year priorities on the MDBA website.

In June we will publish the priorities for 2018 ̶ 19.


The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has prepared an annual environmental watering outlook for 2018 ̶ 19.

This outlook considers the past outcomes from environmental watering, the current condition of the basin’s ecosystems in relation to river flows and connectivity, waterbirds, native vegetation and fish and the forecasts for climate and water availability to foreshadow some of the important environmental watering needs over coming years.

The outlook is an important part of how we consult on the Basin-wide environmental watering priorities. The priorities guide the annual planning of water for the environment across the Basin, including water delivered by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and Basin states.

The Basin-wide priorities are the actions needed to help us achieve the Basin Plan’s objectives of protecting and restoring the Basin’s rivers, wetlands and floodplains. They complement regional and state priorities prepared by Basin governments.

The MDBA welcomes community feedback on the watering opportunities in this outlook. Feedback can be submitted using the have your say form below.

This outlook and the priorities for the 2018–19 water year should be read in conjunction with the rolling, multi-year priorities on the MDBA website.

In June we will publish the priorities for 2018 ̶ 19.

  • To provide feedback on the Basin Environmental Watering Outlook 2018-19, please click on the Complete Form button below.

    To provide feedback on the Basin Environmental Watering Outlook 2018-19, please click on the Complete Form button below.

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