August 3, 2012


Bold statement on Indigenous access to water resources barely causes a ripple

My water-nerd friend called it “gutsy”. Last month, Australia's National Water Commission (NWC) released this statement calling for water allocation plans to include reserves of water for Indigenous economic development.

The NWC's “Position Statement: Indigenous Access to Water Resources” reflects policy from the advisory group, First People's Water Engagement Council. The statement describes actions needed to improve Indigenous access to water in several areas: water for culture, water for economic development, leadership and governance, water planning/ management and drinking water security in remote communities.