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WE MUST CONSERVE OUR WATER SECURITY FOR INCREASING POPULATION FROM FOSSIL FUEL EXPLOITATION

Australia’s health-sustaining water supply is under serious threat

Rising Population means:

Increased land demand

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Very heavy prolonged downpours

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Degrade ecology, heighten fire risk in catchments

Climate Change will cause:

Risk leaks, spills & accidents

Record floods spreading contaminants into water supplies

Remove massive quantities of water

More very hot very dry days

Our Precious Water

Enhanced loss from evaporation Waratah Rivulet, NSW. Photo courtesy of Tony Markham

Degrade aquifers’ capacity to hold water Increased droughts & fires

MELISSA HASWELL & MARCIA GRAND ORTEGA, 2013

Emit fugitive methane and greenhouse gases

Rising temperatures & extremes of rainfall

Increased water demand

Increased greenhouse gases

Coal + Coal Seam Gas Mining may further:

Compete with renewable energy development

Access to biologically and toxicologically clean water of sufficient quantity is an undisputed fundamental requirement of human health as well as a fundamental human right We have many choices with our energy sources but we have no choice with our precious water: we need every drop. Coal, coal seam gas and other unconventional gas mining pose risks to our water catchment areas! Current and future human health and welfare in Australia must be our government’s highest priority.

TAKE NO RISKS WITH WATER CATCHMENTS… PROTECT ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER FOR CURRENT & FUTURE GENERATIONS


Water Protection - Australia