Making the connection between water and sustaining Indigenous cultural life

Jessica Weir

Apr, 2006
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Research outputs

Jessica Weir explores an issue unforgivably ignored in water policy and management until recently: Indigenous understanding and use of, and rights to, water. The research goes beyond describing a gap in understanding and moves on to implications and models for moving forward. The recognition of Indigenous water issues in the National Water Initiative is an advance, but the lack of capacity to progress this recognition in water planning and allocation remains a challenge. Jessica points to ways in which this can be done.

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016