Wherever we are in this country we respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have resisted the harmful practices of colonisation since invasion and are at the forefront of all current work being done to protect this land. Together we are striving to ensure that all people have access to clean and safe drinking water. Gali is life. 

NORTH-WEST NSW IS IN THE MIDST OF A WATER CRISIS.

THIS IS A HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS, BUT NOBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT.

WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION WHILE THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT.

THE NORTH-WEST NSW WATER CRISIS AND COMMUNITY RESPONSE: A SNAPSHOT

For more almost a year, communities across the North-West region of NSW have had critically low water levels and limited access to safe drinking water. The crisis is the result of years of drought combined with the overall mismanagement of the Murray-Darling River system. 

With the government continuing to turn its back to this human rights crisis, activists from Sydney-based Aboriginal rights group Fighting in Resistance Equally (FIRE) have been coordinating water deliveries to various towns across the region, in consultation with various community groups and local residents. Thousands of litres have been delivered to homes across Walgett, Collarenebri, Mungindi and many more communities across Gamilaraay, Yuwalaraay and Barkindji countries. As long as the government refuses to acknowledge the severity of this water crisis, we will continue to partake in water deliveries and assist in any way we can to support local residents who have been left with little hope by those in power.

Donate now and help us to ensure towns affected by the current water crisis have access to safe, clean drinking water.

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Click here to learn more about the current state of the water crisis in North West NSW.

For a brief overview of the water deliveries and relief efforts being coordinated by FIRE, alongside other community groups such as Dignity Water, follow this link.