Yuwaya Ngarrali Caring for Country program convened a meeting of all DEG's collaborators in its caring for Country - water work so that each of the collaborators could meet the others and learn of their combined work
and purpose of Dharriwaa Elders Group. This occurred in February 2023, and one of the outcomes was a refinement of the work plan for the Walgett River Ranger team. In particular a project to conserve Aboriginal fishtraps in the Narran River, and remove a weir to improve river flows, was progressed. Other projects discussed included Aboriginal Place nominations, a proposal to extend the Ramsar listing of Dharriwaa, our work with Martin Andersen to better understand the interactions between groundwaters and surface waters in DEG's area of interest. We also met over video with Minister Plibersek's office and discussed her approval of the Narrabri Gas Project, whether the River Ranger project would have its one year funding continued, and the unlawful practice of floodplain harvesting.