Water Justice Stories

Water justice in Iraq in the aftermath of war

A fragile peace LAURENCE PHILLIPS As the Middle East is increasingly impacted by water shortages, regional leaders must work together to avoid conflict, Laurence Phillips writes.As Iraq emerges from decades of war, it faces multiple water challenges.This has been most...

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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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Learning from Indigenous knowledge

Achieving water justice KATHERINE TAYLOR, ANNE POELINA Australia’s current water framework needs to pay more attention to Indigenous First Law, water governance, and knowledge and experience, Anne Poelina and Kat Taylor write. Australia’s Indigenous peoples have...

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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 impacts of a changing climate on public health

By Dr Aparna Lal, the Australian National University Growing up in India in the 1980s, Dr Aparna Lal had access to running water for only two hours a day, and it wasn’t always clean.   At the time she didn’t even question this, until she moved to New Zealand...

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Bookarrarra Liyan Mardoowarra Booroo

  A water story by Dr Anne Poelina Kimberley Dr Anne Poelina is a Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Owner and a guardian of the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Anne is the Managing Director of Madjulla Inc., Chair of the...

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