Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five year assessment

EDOs of Australia (EDOA) has made a submission to the Murray Darling Basin Plan: Five Year Assessment.

17 April 2018 - Download the submission

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The Darling River at Wilcannia. Photo: Ruby Davies

Based on our experience, we have considerable concerns regarding the current management of water in the Basin and concerns regarding whether the Basin Plan will be implemented in full and on time. Our overarching concern relates to the failure on the part of the Commonwealth and certain Basin States to actively ensure we have a scientifically rigorous, risk-based approach to the management of the MDB’s variable and scarce water resources, underpinned by strong laws. In addition to identifying progress of the many elements of Basin Plan implementation against set timeframes, a key issue for this review should be to determine whether desired outcomes are actually going to be delivered.