Listen to podcasts of presentation from the special forum presented by the Water Research Centre of the University of Adelaide, ‘Managing the Murray icon sites: can engineering save the environment?’
The 3 Murray icon sites in SA are Chowilla, the mainstream, and the Coorong & Lower Lakes. Each of these icon sites identified in the Living Murray Program is suffering significant environmental damage, and the options for repair are limited by the lack of available water. New approaches are needed to find innovative alternatives as interim measures until flows can be increased to provide effective environmental flows. The role of engineering solutions in this context is controversial.