Australian wildlife can generally cope with drought, but they're not prepared for the combination of people, introduced animals, and no water.
Farmers are calling for South Australia to ramp up its desalination plant to free up more water from the Murray Darling.
Indigenous water rights have been overlooked for a very long time. A bipartisan agreement on the Murray Darling Basin Plan may change that.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been politically fraught and mired in scandal. But environmental monitoring suggests that the health of the rivers is indeed improving – even if it will take decades.
New South Wales has pledged to walk away from the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, while Victoria's water minister has declared the plan 'over'.