Healthy Rivers Australia is building Australia’s largest community environmental Water Bank. The Water Bank ensures environmental water available for community projects into the future.
Where is the water?
Healthy Rivers Australia has an environmental water holding licence. The water on this licence remains in the River Murray until it is delivered to project sites along the river, such as wetlands, to restore targeted critical habitats for at risk native fauna and flora.
How does water get into the Water Bank?
We purchase water using donations and sponsorship. Donors with a water licence can also donate water directly to the Water Bank.
A donation of just $10 can buy 1,000s of litres of precious water for the environment. $300 can buy enough water to fill the equivalent of an Olympic size swimming pool (at 1/1/2009).
How big is the Water Bank?
Our initial target is to have 10 gigalitres (10 billion litres) of water available for community projects. The more donations we have the faster the Water Bank will grow.
How does water get to a project?
Anyone can make an application for water from the Water Bank using the Project Application Form. Water from the Water Bank is transferred to a project water licence for delivery at the project site. Water Bank water is free for approved projects.
*Disclaimer: Water prices are indicative only and based on the price of temporary water allocations in South Australia at the time of preparing this information.