Every drop of water is precious - more precious than gold. Think about it. No water. No life. The loss of Australia's once magnificent rivers with diminishing or zero flow, along with millions of fish dying and toxic pollution is catastrophic. This is all due to ignorance, poor farming, chemicals, mismanagement of our water systems and drought. Immediate action must be taken to restore ALL our rivers to perfect health throughout Australia.
This weekend, hundreds of people rallied in towns affected by the water crisis on the Murray-Darling river system. On the same day, Indigenous elders and families gathered at the birth place of the Murrumbidgee River in Kosciuszko National Park to conduct a traditional healing ceremony.
At the Narjong ceremony, senior lore men from across New South Wales were joined by Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner, a Ngarrindjeri elder and songman from the Coorong at the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia.
"The ceremony today is to ask our ancestors to come here and join us and to help us.... We've come from all over to sing this country up. To tell it we care. We came in representing four rivers - the Murray, Murrumbidgee, Lauchlan, and Barka - The Darling - then we met the fellas from the Coorong. For thousands of years we've been protectors of this land - protectors of the water. Without that we're gone.'
No river, no life The pipeline plan that will drain the lower Darling River dry
The Murray Darling River System is just one in Australia that is being mismanaged.