Inland Water

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Listen and talk to the connected waters

Kamilaroi Nation
As the driest inhabited continent, Australia’s water is one of our most valuable resources. Water sustains our environment and our people and has deep cultural meaning for Indigenous peoples. Our inland rivers, creeks, lakes and wetlands are the lifeblood of the Australian landscape and need careful stewardship.  
Key Findings
Find out the main messages of the report. Each chapter has 10 key points that summarise the findings of the chapter.
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Outlook and impacts
Where are we headed? Understand the outlook of our inland water systems, based on how they are tracking now and how we are managing them. Also find out how recent change will affect our health and our wellbeing.
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How are the different aspects of our inland water systems tracking? Explore the condition of Australian water sources, natural water systems, Indigenous water and water quality.
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What are the pressures on our inland water? Identify the main climate, human and industry pressures on our rives, lakes and water storages, and find out how they are affecting environmental health and our own wellbeing.
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How effective is our management of inland water systems? Discover the main environmental management interventions and actions, and how well they protect our environment and minimise the impact of pressures.
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Chapter resources
Find out about the chapter authors and their analysis approach, the artwork appearing in the chapter, and the available supplementary material.
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