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The Future of the Murray-Darling

23 February 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Colombo Theatre A
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photo of dead fish in the Murray River

UNSW’s Global Water Institute is pleased to provide a forum for voices from the far west of NSW to discuss their concerns on current status of the Darling river and future stewardship of the Murray-Darling Basin.

The 'Future of the Murray-Darling' Public Forum will help to identify opportunities to ensure a sustainable Darling River.The Forum will allow community representatives, subject matter experts and other stakeholders to present their knowledge, ideas and opinions on the issues being faced in the far west, and suggest actions that may be taken to support healthy ecosystems and vibrant, growing communities.

The forum will run from 10.30 to 1.00 p.m. and will be moderated by Kerry Brewster.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Kerry Brewster (MC), Walkley-award winning journalist and documentary maker
  • Badger Bates, Senior Barkandji man
  • Chris Lamey, irrigator
  • Rob and Kate McBride, Owners of Tolarno Station
  • Prof Richard Kingsford, Director, UNSW Centre for Ecosystem Science
  • Mary-Anne Slattery, Australia Institute
  • Representatives from NSW state parliament


Colombo Theatre A
Colombo Building (Building B-16 on UNSW campus map).
Enter UNSW at Gate 4 (Fig Tree Lane) from High Street

Image credit: Katherine McBride, Tolarno Station.