The River Murray is the nation’s most iconic river and supports estuarine, floodplain and wetland environments of national and international significance.
It is part of the Murray-Darling Basin, in which there are about 30,000 wetlands, with sixteen of these listed under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. The basin supports significant agriculture, tourism and other productive industries, and is home to more than two million people.
We need to manage the River Murray carefully. We must ensure it is able to continue to support healthy environments and productive and resilient industries and communities into the future. We do this by:
- managing wetlands and floodplains
- implementing restoration programs
- providing information to people using the river
- researching and monitoring issues for river health.
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