Build More Dams Day


by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020

Lake Eucumbene (Wikimedia Commons, CC BY SA 3.0)

(Mar. 22, 2020) — 24 million Australians are told to wash their hands thoroughly several times a day. Imagine the water demand – say 25 litres per person per day just for hand washing, taking total household usage to at least 60 litres per person per day. For 24 million of us that could amount to 1,400 Ml per day – enough to empty the giant Lake Eucumbene in a few days.

Greens nominated Sunday 22nd March as World Water Day. Let’s make tomorrow “Build More Dams Day” and announce new dams and weirs NOW, with guaranteed money and start dates. And the activist National Cabinet should immediately suspend the failed Murray-Darling Basin Plan and cease releasing its fresh water to the sea.

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