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

We would like to acknowledge the Kurnu-Baakandji Peoples, the Traditional Owners of the Warriku (Warrego) and Baaka (Darling) Rivers and surrounds. Thank you for sharing your Country and knowledge of the land, water and life with us. We pay respects to Elders past and present.

Traditional Paakantyi Language of the Kurnu-Baakandji Nation used in this article. (L. A. Hercus – Paakantyi Dictionary), additional to learnings from interacting with community members and the Junction of the Warriku (Warrego) and Baaka (Darling) Rivers Selected Areas Culture Advisor.

Paul Frazier and Neil Argent recently spoke at the University of New Englands GeoPlan Seminar. Their presentation, titled Kularku dreaming on Baakandji Country: Aboriginal knowledge meets Western science perspectives on cultural water, focused on the Toorale Cultural Day held in June 2023. Paul begins the presentation by expressing that this presentation helps to mark a point in his and Neil’s journey into bringing cultural knowledge into water management in Australia. This presentation also conveys how Paul and Neil have been deeply touched by the kindness of Aboriginal people they have been working and meeting with.

To listen to the presentation given by Paul and Neil please use the link provided to watch the recording:

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.