Traditional Paakantyi Language of the Kurnu-Baakandji nation used in this article. (L. A. Hercus – Paakantyi Dictionary).

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’s (CEWH) Science Program funds the Flow Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (Flow–MER).

Paul and Mark travelled to Bourke recently to participate in a Culture to Science day at Toorale part of the Warrego-Darling Flow-MER project. This provided a chance for the Traditional owners of the lands and the Flow-MER scientists to meet and share stories and experiences living and working on the Warriku-Warrego and Baaka-Darling Rivers. Mark and Paul caught up with Rod Corfe from Radio 2WEB to chat about the event. A story was also published in Bourke’ Western Herald Newspaper (Figure 1).

Figure 1 Newspaper article from the Bourke Western Herald on the sharing of culture and science knowledge on Toorale, 17 June 2023.

Managing water for the environment is a collective and collaborative effort, working in partnership with communities, private landholders, scientists and government agencies – these contributions are gratefully acknowledged.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work and play. We also pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.