Cultural flows at Margooya Lagoon
For tens of thousands of years, First Nations peoples have cared for Country and kept rivers and waterways healthy and flowing.
But since colonisation, decades of mismanagement, over-extraction and climate change have left the lifeblood of this country polluted, diverted, and dried up.
The state of Australia’s rivers and waterways is not just an environmental crisis – it is an enormous injustice to First Nations people who have cared for Country for over 65,000 years and who rely on healthy water flowing for healthy people and culture.
First Nations communities along the Murray-Darling Basin have developed a new concept of water management called ‘cultural flows’ that will not only restore life to Country but also justice to First Nations communities.