NSW government faces crucial court challenge to Murray-Darling water plan

The Nature Conservation Council will argue decision-makers failed to properly consider climate change

A groundbreaking case has been filed against the New South Wales government seeking to invalidate an important water sharing plan in the Murray-Darling basin, on the grounds that decision-makers have failed to properly consider climate change.

The case, which is the first of its kind in the world, will be watched closely by countries such as the US which are also trying to grapple with allocating scarce water resources between agriculture and the environment, in a world that is being affected by climate change.

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