Water News https://www.awe.gov.au/ en Wetland nightlife reveals its secrets https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/wetland-nightlife-reveals-its-secrets Next time you lay your head on your pillow, spare a thought for the team of scientists from Charles Sturt University who monitor the Murrumbidgee for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CE Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder hears northern basin perspectives https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/commonwealth-environmental-water-holder-hears-northern-basin-perspectives During a recent tour of Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Dirranbandi, St George and dams within the Northern Murray-Darling Basin, the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Hilton Taylor has heard from nu A conversation about water for the environment – from droughts to flooding rains https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/conversation-about-water-for-environment With wet conditions bringing dramatic change in many parts of the Murray Darling Basin, the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office is holding two webinars to shine a light on waterbird breeding, n Water for the environment provides platform for wetlands recovery https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/water-for-the-environment-provides-platform-for-wetlands-recovery After years of drought in many parts of the Murray-Darling Basin, wet conditions and water for the environment have seen a revival of many wetlands with significant waterbird breeding underway. Waterbird baby boom expected early in 2022 https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/waterbird-baby-boom-expected-early-2022 The current wet and plentiful conditions at the Macquarie Marshes in New South Wales provide the perfect platform for the highly distinctive Intermediate egrets to breed, with an expected baby bird The double-edged sword of a warm wet summer: working to reduce the impacts of low-oxygen blackwater https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/double-edged-sword-warm-wet-summer With high river flows and more rain to come, native fish, crays and river animals all the way up the food chain are enjoying a feeding bonanza. Eye in the sky: satellite-tracking helping water managers keep an eye on waterbirds https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/eye-in-the-sky Since 2017, ibis and spoonbill species in the Murray-Darling Basin have been sporting lightweight GPS mini-backpacks to help us understand more about these special birds. More than a bin chicken: ibis gearing up for a big season in Murrumbidgee wetlands https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/ibis-gearing-up-big-season-murrumbidgee-wetlands In the past 30 years, there have been significant declines in populations of all of our waterbirds in south-eastern Australia including the ibis species. More than a bin chicken: ibis on the move https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/more-than-bin-chicken-ibis-on-the-move In the past 30 years, there have been significant declines in populations of all of our waterbirds, including ibis species in south-eastern Australia. A conversation about water for the environment in the Murray-Darling Basin https://www.awe.gov.au/water/cewo/media-release/conversation-about-water-for-the-environment-murray-darling-basin Community members, First Nations peoples, farmers, fishers, business owners and other interested people are invited to attend an online Q&A session about water for the environment on Tuesday Oc