The Wetlands, Policy and Northern Water Use Branch: • delivers water for the environment in the northern Basin, caring for key assets including the Macquarie Marshes and iconic Darling/Baaka River and its many tributaries. • oversee the accounts to keep track of water use and water licences. Undertake trades if we sell water on the market and manage the funding that makes it all possible through our Special Account • support Australia’s engagement on the Ramsar Convention, developing strategies and directions to improve wetland conservation and providing advice under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. • Develop and implement environmental watering policy to ensure effective implementation of the Basin Plan for environmental outcomes.

Further information

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 787, Canberra ACT 2601

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