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Water politics in the Murray-Darling Basin

Author: Daniel Connell
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Saving the Murray Darling Basin has become one of the key environmental issues in Australian politics. But under the existing water management system the benefits of hundreds of millions of dollars currently invested each year being frittered away.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Connell
ISBN: 9781862876330 1862876339
OCLC Number: 123942670
Description: xii, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue. The danger of boredom --
1. Conversations with Goyder7F 19s ghost (A context for talking about water) --
2. Beyond sober thought (Governments take control 1880s 1920s) --
3. Excluding lawyers from paradise (Establishing a public policy framework 1900s 1980s) --
4. Alignment of the planets (Another attempt at basin-wide management) --
5. Talking sustainability dreaming production (Contradictions within contemporary water management) --
6. The chariot wheels of the Commonwealth (Responsibility for reform what should be done?) --
Epilogue. Pragmatism, a philosophy of despair.
Responsibility: Daniel Connell.

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This well-researched account of the management of the Murray-Darling Basin charts the disastrous history that led to the current crisis and shows the way forward to effective reform.  Read more...

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A groundwater table with its saline time bomb just under the surface, large-scale irrigation, lower rainfall, burgeoning development, ever-increasing agricultural production, a massive river system Read more...

 
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