The reporting team sent to the Central West/Orana region spent four days visiting properties near Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine.
In this audio piece featuring all six students, they share how the many people they met believe the key to sustainable farming and water security lies in finding a middle ground.
Reporters: William Owens, Daniella Scotti, Henry McGilchrist, Madeleine Achenza, Bevin Liu and Matthew Kruzmetra.
Audio Editor: Sue Stephenson
*This report has also aired on 2SER’s The Wire and its partner stations.