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Engaging communities in the Basin’s management

Posted on 31 March 2016

The communities relying on the Murray–Darling Basin are very diverse in their water needs and uses. To ensure those needs are met, the Basin Plan provides a framework for communities to provide advice on the implementation of the Basin Plan as well as water management.

The 2014-15 Basin Plan annual report highlights how communities, stakeholders and water managers work together to develop water management strategies to provide economic, social and environmental benefits. The people who live and...

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Educating the importance of managing water at Questacon

Posted on 30 March 2016

Last week, our Education team took over Questacon to celebrate World Water Day and share their knowledge on all things water. 

With the help of 20 MDBA staff, the education team raised awareness of the importance of finding a balance between social, economic and environmental water needs within the Basin’s management and what we are doing to promote the Basin’s health. 

School groups and the general public had the opportunity to experience our interactive community education program...

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River Murray operations 16-23 March

Posted on 24 March 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 23 March 2016.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data as a word or PDF document under the river info section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

There was a noticeable drop in temperatures this week following the passage of a strong cold front that brought an end to the run of relatively hot conditions that persisted during the first half of...

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Managing the Basin’s Water Quality

Posted on 22 March 2016

The United Nations General Assembly started World Water Day to celebrate water and those who work in water industries to ensure clean water is accessible to everyone. Over the years, World Water Day has become an internationally recognised day to reflect on current and future water challenges for communities and industries.

In the Murray–Darling Basin, we see how water has the ability to transform lives, industries and communities. It is incredibly...

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Creating resilient communities

Posted on 21 March 2016

The Basin Plan was created to ensure the Murray–Darling Basin is managed as one river system and establishes a balance between the water made available for community, industry and environmental purposes.

The 2014-15 Basin Plan annual report discusses the progress being made by state and Commonwealth governments through the implementation of water reform, particularly in ensuring community wellbeing through the implementation of the Basin Plan.

The report documents our continued monitoring...

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