Monday, 27 May 2013

Visit to the Wimmera

Classified as: reflective journal

I went to the Wimmera a few weeks ago to talk with some health promotion people there. The picture shows a view from the bus window.

Over the last ten years this region has had drought, heat waves, fires and floods. Like most of Victoria, the Wimmera  has now had another dry spell, since September last year. For example in Horsham, all months except February have had less rain than average, in most cases much less.

People there told me that farmers have been very innovative in coping with drought. But you have to ask, what are the long term implications of a changing climate for the people of the Wimmera, and  for everyone who depends on the food they produce? And what can we all do to ensure this region survives and thrives?

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