Water, water, used to be everywhere

boy jumps between rocks on an overflowing river as other children swim in the background
In February 2020, The Brewarrina Weir overflowed for the first time in years. The water also returned life to Baiame's Ngunnhu, or the Aboriginal fish traps, which are one of the world's oldest human-made structures. Credit: Jenny Evans/Getty Images

Australia’s water laws desperately need a reboot to correct past injustices and set the country on a more sustainable path. Researchers are looking to New Zealand, Chile and to Indigenous water scientists to see how it could be done.

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