Last year was a big year for the Murray Darling. The Darling ran dry, Four Corners exposed upstream water theft thrusting our river into the national spotlight and bickering over the Murray Darling Basin Plan threatened to cut back the amount water that is returned to the environment. With a Victorian State Election and a key decision about the fate of the Murray Darling Basin Plan pending for February, 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger.
That's why Megan Williams has come on board to help the campaign hit the ground running. Megan is an environmental scientist and has been a member of Friends of the Earth for almost 4 years. As a team member on the Yes 2 Renewables Campaign, she worked with community members across the state to call for Victoria to set its own Renewable Energy Target. Last year that 4 year campaign culminated when the State legislated a target of 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025!
Every good campaign has the community's voice at heart.
Now Megan is asking questions about the environmental watering program in Nyah-Vinifera, to understand how water for the environment is managed in Victoria. At a time when the water allocation for the environment is under threat, we want to tell the good news stories about the benefits of cultural and environmental flows. We want to know that enough water is reaching the forest for it to thrive, and hold the government to account to make sure that happens across the board.
This year we want to send a message that healthy rivers are essential for healthy communities. We are building the community power needed for Lisa Neville - Minister for Water to stand up and protect our rivers and secure water to give back to the environment.
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