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East Kimberley Water Forum, WA 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 09:00 to 15:00
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Water Facilitator Network staff in the Kimberleys, Sonia Leonard, Annette Kogolo and Natalie Young, coordinated a Water Forum in the East Kimberley in October, 2010.

The meeting brought together Traditional Owners from across the Kimberley to talk with some of Australia’s leading academics and researchers on Indigenous rights to water and how climate change could effect traditional use of water resources in the region.

The Forum went a long way to achieving its aims which were to:

  • collect Indigenous peoples’ concerns about water planning and management in the East Kimberley region;
  • explore the roll that climate change may have on communities and the way in which they manage land and water; and
  • provide community members with the opportunities to talk with leading academics and researchers that have worked with ICWF project over the last two years.