Featured Water Justice Story

The water-climate change emergency

An Australian story QUENTIN GRAFTON As world leaders prepare to meet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the Australian Government must take meaningful action to address the climate change-induced water crisis that’s already unfolding, Quentin...

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Voices of the Barka River – World Rivers Day 2021

The Water Justice Hub, Australian National University, ANU One of Australia’s most significant rivers, the Barka (Lower Darling), is in crisis. People and ecosystems are suffering, and the situation seems only to deteriorate further with every passing season. The...

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Guardians of the River

In this film by American Rivers and Swiftwater Films, Indigenous leaders share why removing four dams to restore a healthy Klamath River is critical for clean water, food sovereignty and justice. “This river is our umbilical cord. What feeds us, what nurtures us. This...

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Dreams come true

A story 65,000-plus years in the making — the Nyikina Dreaming of Woonyoomboo — has been created in an interactive multimedia e-book for Nyikina young people before some locations are potentially damaged by development.Gooniyandi woman Helen Malo and Walmajarri man...

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Democratic water governance to achieve a human right to water

By Gabriel Eckstein, Texas A&M University, USA. Ten years ago, the global community formally recognized a universal human right to water in a United Nations resolution. While a major milestone in the effort to secure adequate freshwater for all people globally,...

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The Martuwarra Fitzroy River’s stories

Learn the Martuwarra Fitzroy River’s stories, from its First Nation’s People. There are nine stories to watch including Selina’s story and Hozaus’s story. Selina reflects on the importance of protecting the Martuwarra Fitzroy River for future generations and Hozaus...

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