In this submission we focus on the social/ environmental justice problem of water and environmental colonialism and how a future NWI could better contribute to water decolonisation. This corresponds to ‘Information request 3: feedback on matters that should be considered for inclusion in a renewed NWI’. We also draw your attention to the recommendations made by the Institute of Water Futures (IWF) about information, governance, water accounting and justice. We agree with the IWF that “national conversations on water reform are vital to reinvigorate the water debate and help put Australia on track to a sustainable water future”. 

The Martuwarrra Fitzroy River Council and Water Justice Hub submission on the NWI is available here: