Women of the Murray-Darling Basin in the Weekly
Water law expert Emma Carmody is among the women who feature in this week's Australian Women's Weekly investigation of the environmental crisis facing the Murray-Darling Basin.
In the article, Emma says her bush childhood "is what gives me the fire in my belly". She says "we are all contributing to the formation of our nation's history every single day ... We can choose to be spectators or we can choose to be bold".
She describes how she initially got involved with helping farmers navigate the complex laws around water use and ended up helping pursue allegations of water theft and administrative corruption.
Emma hopes that her daughters and their children will one day be able to sit on the banks of the Darling River and, as people could in the past, watch "a harbour's worth of water pass under the Tilpa Bridge in a single day".
When the river runs dry is in the April edition of the Australian Women's Weekly, out now.