The National Cultural Flows Research Project: a game changer for First Nations' water resource management and use in Australia

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On 29 June 2018, the National Cultural Flows Research Project released the last of its reports.1 The culmination of 7 years of research, these reports mark the conclusion of this groundbreaking project. The Project is significant in that it was “driven by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people”.2 It identifies, clarifies and quantifies the water needs of Aboriginal communities of the Murray–Darling Basin with the aim of ensuring that Aboriginal water needs are embedded in water planning and management regimes around Australia, which have been neglected for far too long. But the research will have application more broadly, contributing important knowledge to the sustainable management and use of the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin, thus benefiting the wider community.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationAustralian Environment Review
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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