The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Mal Highet, the founder of Menindee Water Run, poses for photographs after an interview on the Darling River in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, September 29, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. "It's just sad that a place like Australia has to rely on box water to survive, it's ridiculous. A lot of people in the cities take water for granted," Highet said. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.