As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Western Port environment research

We’re undertaking a range of strategic research projects, in partnership with other Victorian government agencies and leading environmental scientists, to improve our knowledge of Western Port marine and coastal environment.

These projects will help us protect and improve its health into the future.

We've released a scientific review strategically assessing our knowledge of the Western Port environment, to inform future investment to protect and improve the bay’s health.

The review identified high priority research areas:

  • Western Port seagrass genetics and taxonomy
  • population trends in fish-eating birds
  • monitoring and evaluation of pesticide risk to key habitats and biota
  • protection and recovery of seagrass beds
  • sediments, coastal inputs and seagrass interactions
  • recreational fishing, fish biodiversity and habitats
  • mangrove planting for coastal stabilisation
  • improving our ability to model hydrodynamics in Western Port

Research presentations 2019

Reports and projects

Last updated:
18 August 2021