Aboriginal water use

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Report

Rivers, the veins of our Country

This report presents case studies from First Nations community members into how Indigenous people are working across the Basin to achieve shared cultural and environmental benefits through the delivery of water for the environment.
Report

Our Knowledge Our Way in caring for Country

These guidelines are a key output from a project of the Australian government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP), Northern Australia Environmental Resources (NAER) Hub, titled Knowledge Brokering for Indigenous Land Management.
Article

Australia has an ugly legacy of denying water rights to Aboriginal people. Not much has changed

Water management in the Murray-Darling Basin has radically changed over the past 30 years, including Aboriginal people’s share of water rights in New South Wales.
Strategy

Northern Australia regional Indigenous land and sea strategy 2019 – 2022

This Regional Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (RILSS) for the Northern Australia region represents an additional, more focused layer to the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) Group’s strategic direction as laid out in the National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) for the period...
Strategy

South west Australia regional Indigenous land and sea strategy 2019 – 2022

The Regional Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (RILSS) for the South-West Australia region represents an additional, more focused layer to the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) Group’s strategic direction as laid out in the National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) for the period...
Strategy

Australian desert region regional Indigenous land and sea strategy 2019 – 2022

Regional Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (RILSS) for the Australian Desert region represents an additional, more focused layer to the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) Group’s strategic direction as laid out in the National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) for the period 2019...
Strategy

South east Australia regional Indigenous land and sea strategy 2019 – 2022

The Regional Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (RILSS) for the South-East region represents an additional, more focused layer to the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) Group’s strategic direction as laid out in the National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) for the period 2019...
Strategy

National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy 2019-2022

The National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) is a requirement under the ATSI Act and is the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation's (ILSC)’s key policy document. This is the ILSC’s first national strategy to include waters.
Report

Land and water rights of Traditional Owners in Victoria

This research paper provides an overview of the key mechanisms by which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders can exercise their rights to land and waters in Victoria.
Strategy

Cultural flows

As part of re-setting water law and management, this report provides a suite of legal models and tools for giving effect to cultural flows. It details a three-pronged approach pathway for achieving those aims.
Policy

Water for Victoria: water plan

Water for Victoria is the Victorian Government's strategic plan for management of water resources, now and into the future. We will ensure we manage water to support a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and thriving communities. To meet the challenges of climate change and population...
Report

Cultural water in the Edward/Kolety and Wakool river system

This paper considers the experiences of the Wamba Wamba and Perrepa Perrepa people, and the work of one of their key organisations, Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation.
Report

Encountering the South Australian landscape: early European misconceptions and our present water problems

Jennifer McKay writes that the early Europeans perceived water and land in Australia in ways that led them to over-allocate and overuse water. As a result of this misperception Australians as a whole need to devise new policies to ensure that water allocation is within...