NSW Water Sharing Plans set to fail farmers, communities and the environment

Environmental Defenders Office

The NSW Government is poised to sign off on plans for the Murray-Darling that will lock in inadequate volumes of environmental water for the next decade.

The Water Sharing Plans set out how water in the river system is shared between irrigators, other farmers, communities and the environment. They also put limits on what can be extracted from the rivers and groundwater.

These plans are the most important part of the water reform process. They set in stone rules that govern water sharing for the next 10 years.

EDO lawyers have identified multiple flaws with the proposed Water Sharing Plans, including some which could give rise to legal action by our clients.

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