Water management in northern Australia

Public health Water Indigenous health Australia Northern Territory

The National Water Commission has invested more than $20 million through the Raising National Water Standards Program to enhance knowledge and understanding of river ecology and water dependent ecosystems in northern Australia.
In partnership with jurisdictions and through initiatives like the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge Research Hub and the Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment, the Commission has provided the northern jurisdictions with information and tools to effectively manage their water resources as the region develops.
Northern Australia is special to many Australians; the ancient landscape and strongly monsoonal weather patterns are manifested in a unique and diverse set of hydrological and ecological systems.Much of this natural landscape remains intact, supporting productive and healthy ecosystems, vibrant communities, and rich Indigenous cultures.

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