World Water Day – Call To Action

26 March 2024. Michael Guerin, AgForce CEO.

As agriculturalists we understand and appreciate all too well how water is the essence of life – critical for sustainable development, healthy ecosystems, and human survival.

Friday 22 March 2024 was World Water Day, an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to protect and conserve our planet’s water resources. Australia has the rare privilege of an abundance of natural resources, and despite our climate challenges, that also includes fresh water for all.

Yet here we are facing a threat to that. AgForce is leading a campaign that should never have been required to protect the Great Artesian Basin, an underground water resource that lies beneath around 30% of Australia’s land mass. A water resource relied upon by hundreds of communities and ecosystems across inland Australia, but one that mining giant Glencore is most of the way through an approvals process that would allow it to pump with industrial waste.

If anyone is not familiar with the campaign, or the criticality of stopping this current proposal by Glencore, please follow this link

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