Nannas draw attention to water, our most precious resource

World Water Day at Botanic Gardens

On World Water Day Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends ventured into the Botanical Gardens to make videos to remind Sydneysiders including ourselves how important water is.  It doesn’t just come out of a tap! Looking around us we have to question whether our most precious resource is safe.

  • Huge longwall coal mines are continuing under the Greater Sydney Water Catchment
  • The Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga forest threatens the southern recharge area of the Great Artesian Basin – yet our state and federal governments support it
  • An exploration licence for coal seam gas mining is current for prime agricultural land in the Liverpool Plains
  • The Darling River, the Barka, at Menindee has a new fish kill which is even worse than the enormous 2018–2019 fish kill. The fundamental problem is over-extraction of water from our rivers. This is not a natural disaster. It is man-made.

A Nanna stumbled across a demo by the Bob Brown Foundation on the Corso in Manly during the week and took a few snaps. Rangers arrived to tell the ‘koala’ to get down from the tree. Meanwhile koalas were dying at the feet of James Griffin, the Environment Minister during early voting.

Last Sunday some Nannas and Friends met another hero, Bob Brown, who was guest speaker at a Forest Forum at the Pitt Street Uniting Church.

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