The review examined hundreds of studies and concluded the lower Murray should remain a freshwater ecosystem, or severe environmental and economic damage will result.
There’s little transparency or clarity about how much water states are allocated. This failure in communication and leadership across such a vital system must change.
How can Australia’s new Inspector General be expected to inspect waterways without a firm grasp of how much water in in them?
The endangered Australasian bittern offers a way past the ‘farmers vs environmentalist’ debate in the Murray-Darling basin.
Hundreds of thousands of fish have died in low-oxygen water. Here’s what actually happened to the oxygen, and why we might see more deaths in the coming weeks.
Farmers are calling for South Australia to ramp up its desalination plant to free up more water from the Murray Darling.
Australia has seen an unprecedented number of widespread, catastrophic transformations in response to extreme weather events.
A dozen leading researchers have issued an urgent call to action for the Murray-Darling Basin, arguing that the billions spent on water-efficient irrigation have done little for the rivers’ health.
Low flows in the Murray River in recent years have harmed tiny marine plants called phytoplankton, with consequences for local marine species and management.
Tempers have flared once again over the long-term plan to return water to the Murray-Darling River and improve its health.
Toxic algal blooms were unheard of in Australia’s major waterways before 1991. Now the Murray River has been struck by four major events in less than a decade, with more likely in the future.