Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Western-Sydney-Communities-Impacted-by-Back-to-Back-Floods-27MDHUHLXJ4C.htmlConceptually similarWestern Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2SGCompleted★★★★Western Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2SJCompleted★★★★Western Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2SPCompleted★★★★Western Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2SQCompleted★★★★Western Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2SRCompleted★★★★Western Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2SSCompleted★★★★Western Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2STCompleted★★★★Western Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2SUCompleted★★★★Western Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsGP1SX2SXCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP1SX2SWWestern Sydney Communities Impacted by Back-to-Back FloodsRhiannon Phillips, 27, manager of a regenerative farm in North Richmond, NSW, has seen the impacts of record breaking floods for two consecutive years. The flood waters caused damage to the soil and all of the fruit and vegetable crops grown on their 1-acre sustainable market garden. When the floodwaters rose, Rhiannon stayed on the property and lost access to internet, phone service, had no power, water or food. “It was crazy to be on a farm with no power and no water strangely, and no food even though you’ve just spent your life growing crops - there is no food around. It’s nothing like I’d experience before”This year, Rhiannon saw floodwater levels rise to 14 metres high on the farm, 2 metres higher than 2021.“In terms of our area having two major floods in a short time period like this. It’s crazy, I never thought it would happen, I was thinking maybe in the next 10 years we’d have another one and we could prepare for it. It’s pretty scary knowing that we just can’t even predict when it’s going to happen now”.Rhiannon believes Australians could be doing more to support sustainable agriculture, “buying local produce and supporting local farmers to be doing the correct practices for their local area. Living more sustainably is a way that any individual can help our climate crisis, if you take action for yourself it makes a huge difference.”Locations:Australia-New South Wales-OceaniaDate:19 Mar, 2022Credit:© Isabella Moore / GreenpeaceMaximum size:6000px X 4000pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Destruction-Farms-Floods-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Outdoors-VictimsShoot:Flood Impacts in Western Sydney, AustraliaIn late February and March 2022, intense rainfall and floods affected millions of residents in Queensland and New South Wales, causing devastating loss of life and an estimated AUD$5billion worth of damage. For communities in North Western Sydney, this was the second major flooding event in two years. The compounding effect of disaster after disaster takes a heavy economic and emotional toll on communities. This trend will continue in coming years as the frequency and intensity of climate disasters increase.Photographer Isabella Moore visited this area to capture the impact of floods for Greenpeace Australia Pacific in March 2021. Isabella returned again in March 2022 to hear about people's experienced of these back-to-back flooding events.