CSIRO, as part of the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge research program, documented and quantified Aboriginal social and economic values of aquatic resources and identified their flow links in the first study of its kind in Australia. The research was conducted over three years (2008-2010) in two tropical river catchments—the Daly River in the Northern Territory and the Fitzroy River in Western Australia—where water planners needed information on Aboriginal people’s water requirements.
Narrated by traditional owner, Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart, this video focuses on the research conducted in the Daly River catchment. I found the video really interesting and learnt more about the importance of cultural flows becoming a vital part of our water management decision making. Siwan
Aboriginal water values and management in northern Australia