Healthy rivers and wetlands support healthy communities.
They sustain people by supplying water for towns, farms and businesses and contribute to local economies through industries such as agriculture, fishing, real estate and tourism. Healthy rivers and wetlands make cities and towns more liveable and contribute to the physical and mental wellbeing of people.
They provide places for people to play, relax and connect with nature, and sustain Indigenous communities who have been continually connected to Country.
Rivers and wetlands cannot sustainably provide all of these benefits unless their ecological health is protected and maintained. Environmental watering is crucial in achieving this.