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TEDxAdelaide - Diane Bell - The manifesto for the River Murray

The Murray-Darling River System still needs our help. Though the issues surrounding the freshwater flows of the System are no longer in the spotlight cast by mainstream media, these issues still need to be explored.Academic, advocate, activist and anthropologist, Diane Bell in this talk enlightens us with her insights on the perils of negotiating for freshwater flows for Lakes Alexandrina and Albert, the Murray Mouth and the Coorong, the pursuit of solutions reflecting sound science, ethics and equity and the Murray Mouth Manifesto.In 2005, Diane Bell returned to Australia after 17 years in senior academic posts in the United State but her plan to retire to Ngarrindjeri country, where she would continue to think and write, was not to be. The Murray-Darling River system was in crisis. Diane turned her anthropological gaze on water reform; campaigned for freshwater flows as an Independent in the 2008 Mayo by-election (SA); and worked with environmental NGOs. Diane is currently the Chair of the River, Lakes & Coorong Action Group.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
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