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Forgotten River: Ensuring the voices of the Barka River don't go unheard

By Quentin Grafton, Water Justice Hub
Updated October 14 2021 - 2:11am, first published October 12 2021 - 6:25pm
A mural showing the importance of the Barka Darling River at Wilcannia, NSW. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The key theme of this year's World Rivers Day, on September 26, was the importance of clean, fresh water for everyone - a global goal that, sadly, remains unrealised. Delivering "water and sanitation for all" does not only mean adequate water treatment, before and after water use, it also means caring for the streams and rivers that many people rely on for their drinking water, sanitation, livelihoods,and cultural and spiritual wellbeing.




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