Marcus Barber and Sue Jackson for
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) and the National Water Commission (NWC), August 2011
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About this publication
This report contains the preliminary results from archival and field research on Indigenous water values and water planning in the upper Roper River, Northern Territory.
The research for this report was conducted during 2010 and 2011, but is ongoing. This report details results from research conducted up until July 2011, and emphasises material related to Indigenous water values, the significance of water to traditional owners, and some contemporary issues that relate to that material.
Following additional research, community consultation, further legal and hydrological advice, and additional analysis, a second report focused on traditional water management will be completed to complement this report.
This report has been produced as part of the sub-project Social and cultural values in the planning cycle, which is part of the Social and Cultural Values project for the Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment.