Saving Sydney's Wild Rivers

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Saving Sydney's Wild Rivers

<p>Sydney is one of the few cities of the world that still has pristine, free flowing and healthy rivers – the Kowmung, Coxs, Nattai, Keduma, and Wollondilly. Learn why a proposal to raise the

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Sydney is one of the few cities of the world that still has pristine, free flowing and healthy rivers – the Kowmung, Coxs, Nattai, Keduma, and Wollondilly. Learn why a proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by fourteen metres will inundate and smother these rivers. Why are their calls for these internationally significant ecosystems, within the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, to continue to flow into the future? The course builds on earlier WEA environmental history courses on Forests (2018: Term 1) and Oceans (2018: Term 2) but is not required to have attended to enrol.


SUGGESTED READING
https://www.wildrivers.org.au/


COURSE OUTLINE (see sample below and overtype with your won information)

  • History of Sydney’s wild rivers.
  • History of dam building in Sydney including Warragamba Dam and its history for raising the dam.
  • The understanding of the ecological consequences of dam building at a time of water scarcity, climate change and biodiversity extinction.
  • The growth and influence of the environment movement within Australia and overseas, and developments in ideas about the wild rivers and dams in relation to ideas about ‘Gaia’, ‘limits to growth’, sustainability, and the ‘rights of nature’.
  • Understanding the current environmental campaign 'Save the Blue Mountains Wild Rivers'


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the ecological significance of Sydney’s wild rivers
  2. Identify reasons why the wild rivers are significant to Sydney