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Water policy in Australia : the impact of change and uncertainty

Author: Lin Crase
Publisher: Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, ©2008.
Series: Issues in water resource policy.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Policy makers in Australia have been forced to acknowledge that it is not possible to perpetually supply more water at a low cost. This book provides insight into the challenges of institutional  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lin Crase
ISBN: 9781933115580 1933115580
OCLC Number: 153582690
Description: xi, 268 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: An introduction to Australian water policy / Lin Crase --
The hydrological setting / Rebecca Letcher and Susan Powell --
Historical development of water resources in Australia: irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin / Warren Musgrave --
The legal frameworks of Australian water: progression from common law rights to the sustainable shares / Jennifer McKay --
Uncertainty, risk, and water management in Australia / John Quiggin --
The institutional setting / Lin Crase and Brian Dollery --
Coping with the reforms to irrigated agriculture: the case of Murray Irrigation / Jenny McLeod and George Warne --
Hydroelectricity / Ronlyn Duncan and Aynsley Kellow --
Ecological requirements: creating a working river in the Murray-Darling Basin / Terry Hillman --
Urban water management / Geoff Edwards --
Acknowledging scarcity and achieving reform / Lin Crase and Sue O'Keefe --
Urban reuse and desalination / Stuart Khan --
Water trading and market design / John Rolfe --
Adaptive management / Phil Pagan --
The social and cultural aspects of sustainable water use / Geoffrey J. Syme and Blair E. Nancarrow --
Lessons from Australian water reform / Lin Crase.
Series Title: Issues in water resource policy.
Responsibility: edited by Lin Crase.
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