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Thirsty country : options for Australia

Author: Åsa Wahlquist
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world and current global warming forecasts are for it to become drier still but what do we do about it? Schemes abound but will they work, can we afford them and are there hidden consequences? Few people know more about this issue than Asa Wahlquist, rural writer for The Australian. In Thirsty country she lays the facts clearly before the reader. With no agenda  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Åsa Wahlquist
ISBN: 9781741754841 1741754844
OCLC Number: 244354636
Awards: Commended for Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards 2008 (Australia)
Short-listed for Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award 2008 (Australia)
Description: vi, 216 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction..Where the Water Runs..Climate: the systems that drive Australia's rain..Capturing Water..Urban Water Use..A Tale of 5 Cities..Water in Agriculture..The Murray-Darling Basin..What Individuals and Communities Can Do..Endnotes..Water Notes..Index
Responsibility: Åsa Wahlquist.
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Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world and current global warming forecasts are for it to become drier still but what do we do about it? Schemes abound but will they work, can we  Read more...

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