What water management can learn from traditional fire ecology

Australian land and water management are shifting to incorporate traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). In an interview with Bradley Moggridge, he talked about how traditional fire ecology has transformed the way that some land is now being managed in Australia. Scientific literature points to ways that TEK can support improved water management, and how this is […]

Synergies between environmental flows and cultural water

In an interview with Brad Moggridge, Aboriginal water expert, researcher, and advocate, he described the relationship between environmental flows and cultural water  Cultural water is water resources and water conditions informed by First Nations Peoples to sustain and benefit them, improving their spiritual, cultural, environmental, and economic condition. Environmental flows are, more simply, the sources […]

Philanthropic water to support environmental goals

Many different policy approaches have emerged over the past ten years trying to find ways to support Indigenous rights to water in Australia. Some of these have looked great on paper, but have been difficult to implement. Others have been cut short when political cycles have moved on to other priorities. In an interview with Bradley […]

​Can Western science validate and acknowledge First Nations Peoples’ traditional knowledge in journals and reports?

During an interview with Brad Moggridge, the challenges around bridging the gap between traditional knowledge and scientific journals and reports was discussed. Traditional knowledge is composed of a body of evidence that spans generations. It is fundamental, valid knowledge that is used for decision making and environmental management at the community level. However, this knowledge […]

Aboriginal knowledge and connection to water

From the Brad Moggridge interview: traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge: opportunities and tensions in water management. This content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.

Connection through Caring for Country and Caring for Water

Caring for Country and Caring for Water programs have tremendous value for connecting Aboriginal people to their communities, particularly for those youth who may live in cities and feel disconnected from their history and traditions. An interview with Bradley Moggridge touched on this philosophy and this article describes it and talks about the impact it is […]

Brad Moggridge interview — Traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge: opportunities and tensions in water management

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Brad Moggridge, a proud Kamilaroi man who is part of a large extended family. He grew up in western Sydney and is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Canberra, as well as the Indigenous Liaison Officer at the National Environmental Science Programme Threatened Species Recovery Hub. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners and […]

Understanding supply-side and demand-side to support water management in the Asia Pacific

In an interview with Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics, supply-side and demand-side solutions to support water supply management came up, albeit briefly. This article explores this important issue more closely. Water, as a resource, is finite. While the earth seems to be covered in water, only a small percentage of it is actually available for human use […]

Real-world applications of decision support systems

In an interview with Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics,  decision support systems (DSS) were discussed and how they can help governments and communities with making well-informed decisions for water management. This article looks at the ways that Hydronumerics has used DSS to support its water management work in India. What is DSS and how is it used in watershed management? […]

What is a decision support system?

An interview with Chris O’Neill from Hydronumerics discussed decision support systems (DSS) and why they can be valuable tools for water management. Many, if not most consultancies, use modelling systems to help inform recommendations and decision-making for water management. This article explores why these tools can be valuable, looking more closely at their successful application. […]

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