Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)
- The MDBA is an independent, expertise-based statutory agency - responsible for water resource planning that’s in the interests of the Basin as a whole.
- It monitors and investigates the quality and quantity of the Basin’s water resources and dependent ecosystems as well as helps facilitate water use and trading across the Basin.
- The MDBA works collectively with the Commonwealth Government, Basin state governments and river dependent industries and communities to sustainably manage the Murray-Darling River system.
Commonwealth Environmental Water Office
- Manages the Australian Government’s environmental water holdings so as to protect or restore environmental assets. This water will be used to protect and restore key environmental sites, including the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
- The Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water provides national leadership in water reform to improve the sustainable management of Australia’s water resources for agriculture, the environment and communities.
- It is responsible for managing the use of water resources through the National Water Initiative, and Murray-Darling Basin Plan, as well as urban water policy, and water quality improvement.
- The department also administers key Commonwealth funding programs related to water management reforms.