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Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee documents

The Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee is the forum that supports coordination of delivery of water for the environment across multiple water holders and jurisdictions in the Southern Basin.

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Annual reports

The Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee provides an Annual Report to the Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council via the Environmental Water Committee and Basin Officials Committee. The Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee annual report provides an overview of the significant achievements made in each environmental watering year. The reports provide information on watering actions, environmental outcomes, lessons learnt, communication and community involvement, coordination, and an update on jointly managed water and other activities.

Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee Annual Report 2020–21
Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee Annual Report 2019–20
Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee Annual Report 2018–19
Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee Annual Report 2017–18
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Planning documents

The Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee operational scenarios describe the annual planning undertaken by the Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee to facilitate the coordination of large-scale environmental watering activities across environmental water holders in the Southern Connected Basin. It outlines commitments for the use of jointly-managed water including The Living Murray portfolio, River Murray Increased Flows and River Murray Unregulated Flows.

Operational scenarios for the delivery of water for the environment – River Murray 2021–22
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Technical reports

The River Murray Channel Monitoring Plan 2021–22 to 2025–26 was developed by Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee to improve monitoring of system scale responses to coordinated water for the environment delivery in the Southern Connected Basin. The plan focuses on productivity and fish indicators to inform watering management, with an annual review of implementation to inform any refinements to the plan over the five year period.