Agriculture / Climate change / Forests

Up the Creek? A journey up the Murray Darling

A decade ago, former Prime Minister John Howard announced a strategy to save the Murray-Darling Basin, ravaged by drought and overuse, “once and for all”. Now some states and communities say the pain of restoring the river is too great. Scientists are warning Howard’s vision of saving the river hangs in the balance. My story for ABC Radio National’s Background Briefing program. Link to podcast here.