Crack down on floodplain harvesting a good first step

Image by suburbanblokeEnvironmentalists have welcomed a decision by the NSW Government to crack down on unlimited floodplain harvesting.

Until now, floodplain harvesting has been a virtual free for all, with individuals able to steal floodwater from the environment and downstream communities.  

Getting serious about water theft has been a long time coming. 

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Water sharing plans - coming to a river near you

river in dorrigoThe ‘Sydney Water Crisis’ has been hitting the headlines, but Sydney is not the only place that faces serious water challenges. Cities and towns all over Australia and towns across NSW face similar scenario’s – water shortage for people, water shortage for the environment.

NSW has some of the mightiest rivers on earth. Many of NSW’s great rivers have suffered as farms and cities are taking out too much water. Other rivers are in danger right now as inappropriate water management continues uncontrolled. The NSW Government is spending millions of dollars to develop water sharing plans now.

Will these plans improve the health of your river?

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