Monday, June 26, 2017

Murray-Darling plan doomed to fail unless more water earmarked for conservation: scientists

There has been no overall improvement in the health of Australia's biggest river system after five years of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP), scientists say.

"Without substantial changes, the MDBP will fail," warns a report due out today from the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.

"Scientists like myself have a responsibility to provide politicians with advice on what a certain volume of water will and won't do," lead author Jamie Pittock told AM.

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