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Murray Darling Basin Australia

Murray Darling Basin  Australia Book
Author : Barry Hart,Neil Byron,Nick Bond,Carmel Pollino,Michael Stewardson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-10-30
ISBN : 0128181532
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Murray-Darling River System, Australia clearly links the catchment with the estuary, including such topics as the recent major water reforms in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB); the MDB system (hydrology, water-related ecological assets, land use and social systems); management within the MDB (catchments and natural resources, water resources, irrigation water, environmental water, and monitoring and evaluation); future challenges; and finally, a synthesis chapter that summarized the main points made in the book. Murray-Darling River System, Australia sets the context for these recent changes, discusses the development of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (Basin Plan), details the biophysical and social components of the MDB, then focuses on what is currently happening with the management of water (environmental and irrigation), land (catchments, agriculture), and finally addresses several of the looming challenges for the management of this system, including what policy and management changes need to be made for the entire system to be managed as an integrated whole. This is a much-needed text for water resources managers, water, catchment, estuarine and coastal scientists and aquatic ecologists. Provides a consolidated account of the Murray-Darling Basin system; an area of huge and global relevance to those interested in rebalancing river systems where the water resources have been over allocated Offers detailed analysis of the current management of the system, with a focus on water and ecosystem management Identifies and discusses of a number of key challenges still facing those responsible for continuing to consolidate the water reforms and expanding to include management of the Basin as an integrated whole (from catchment to estuary)

Water Politics in the Murray Darling Basin

Water Politics in the Murray Darling Basin Book
Author : Daniel Connell
Publisher : Federation Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781862876330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In January 2007 the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, announced a $10 billion plan to reform rural water management. Most of the effort will focus on the Murray-Darling Basin. In this book Daniel Connell explains why there is a crisis in the Murray Darling. He highlights the disastrous consequences of a century of fitful, reluctant "co-operation" between the six governments responsible for the region. Connell argues that a new institutional system is essential - but a Commonwealth takeover is not the best answer. Instead, the Commonwealth government should use its constitutional and financial power to force the States to adopt national policies - and stick to them, whatever the local politics. The States would continue to play a substantial role but the controls would be tighter, the framework more comprehensive. He also shows how the National Water Initiative, the great blueprint for water reform, has stalled with many of its most important recommendations ignored. So far the public debate about the future of the Murray Darling Basin has concentrated on new technical projects and increased water trading. Connell argues that unless institutional change is given priority, hundreds of millions of dollars of annual investment will be frittered away - and the crisis will continue.

Wetlands in a Dry Land

Wetlands in a Dry Land Book
Author : Emily O'Gorman
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2021-06-25
ISBN : 0295749040
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the name of agriculture, urban growth, and disease control, humans have drained, filled, or otherwise destroyed nearly 87 percent of the world’s wetlands over the past three centuries. Unintended consequences include biodiversity loss, poor water quality, and the erosion of cultural sites, and only in the past few decades have wetlands been widely recognized as worth preserving. Emily O’Gorman asks, What has counted as a wetland, for whom, and with what consequences? Using the Murray-Darling Basin—a massive river system in eastern Australia that includes over 30,000 wetland areas—as a case study and drawing on archival research and original interviews, O’Gorman examines how people and animals have shaped wetlands from the late nineteenth century to today. She illuminates deeper dynamics by relating how Aboriginal peoples acted then and now as custodians of the landscape, despite the policies of the Australian government; how the movements of water birds affected farmers; and how mosquitoes have defied efforts to fully understand, let alone control, them. Situating the region’s history within global environmental humanities conversations, O’Gorman argues that we need to understand wetlands as socioecological landscapes in order to create new kinds of relationships with and futures for these places.

Planktonic Rotifera of the Murray Darling River System Australia

Planktonic Rotifera of the Murray Darling River System  Australia Book
Author : Russell John Shiel
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Murray Darling River System

The Murray Darling River System Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1900
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Zooplankton of Regulated and Unregulated Rivers

Zooplankton of Regulated and Unregulated Rivers Book
Author : Russell John Shiel,Keith Forbes Walker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984*
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Zooplankton of Regulated and Unregulated Rivers book written by Russell John Shiel,Keith Forbes Walker, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Water Policy Reform

Water Policy Reform Book
Author : John Quiggin,Sarah Chambers,T. Mallawaarachchi
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1781000328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'This book is a must-read for anyone interested in how to ensure sustainability while effectively addressing social and economic issues. The contributors are all well-recognised in their areas of expertise and their chapters are highly informative. The book's focus is on policy reform in the MurrayDarling Basin. It offers a "window to the future" and important insights for other parts of the world that are also facing the dilemma of the overextraction of water and what to do about it. I highly recommend it.' Quentin Grafton, The Australian National University 'Managing the water of the MurrayDarling Basin has emerged as one of the greatest challenges for Australia's scientists, social scientists and policymakers. This book brings together some of Australia's leading economists and social scientists to discuss ideas and solutions for a national problem that is both intriguing and exasperating. Readers will enjoy the candid discussion of both the distant and recent history of this issue, plus the innovative solutions. From a philosophical perspective the reader may wish to muse on the relative merits of different degrees of free market and private property approaches vs top-down control as they pertain to the past, present and future of Australia's largest river basin.' Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland, Australia Agriculture in the MurrayDarling Basin of Australia represents a controversial 'policy experiment' comprising large capital investments, innovation and enterprise across a 100-year period. This book, which contains contributions from some of Australia's foremost economic, social science and public policy researchers and writers, examines the evolution of public policy frameworks that transformed water management from initial exploitation for irrigation as a dominant single use to a dynamic multiple-use resource system. Water Policy Reform provides both analytical insights and examples of successes and failures in developing water policy in a complex and politically-contested environment. As such, this work attempts to develop a comprehensive management plan for the Basin and provides novel and invaluable lessons for an increasingly global problem. This well-researched study will interest both economists and those with public policy interest in academia and the public sector, including development agencies concerned with sustainable water resource management.

The Murray Darling River System

The Murray Darling River System Book
Author : Jane Pearson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781740706780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book looks at the Murray Darling river system. The effects that irrigation and farming has on the rivers,pollution,salinity. Habitats for native animals, fish and birds, red gum on the rivers edge.

Wounded Country

Wounded Country Book
Author : Quentin Beresford
Publisher : NewSouth Publishing
Release : 2021-09-01
ISBN : 1742249981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like many Australians, I looked on with horror as images of a million dead fish swamped the media and consumed the news cycle. I resolved to dig deeper. The Murray–Darling Basin is under threat. This vast and spectacular geographical region, covering one million square kilometres from central Queensland to South Australia, has been exploited for nearly 200 years. Soil erosion, sand drifts, dust storms, salinity, algal blooms, threatened native flora and fauna, the drying out of internationally recognised wetlands and steadily worsening droughts have repeatedly brought large parts of the Basin to its knees. In Wounded Country, award-winning author Quentin Beresford investigates the complex history of Australia’s largest and most important river system. Waves of farmers exploited the region’s potential, with little consideration for the environmental consequences. Dispossession and marginalisation denied local First Nations people their lands and European settlers the Indigenous cultural knowledge to manage the Basin sustainably. Instead, we’ve had ‘nation-building’ irrigation schemes and agricultural enterprises promoted by politicians focused on short-term profits and a development-at-all-costs approach. Expert advice and warnings about long-term environmental effects have been continually sidelined. We’re now at a point of reckoning. How can we save the once mighty Murray–Darling? ‘One of the most important books to emerge in recent decades concerning both Australia's dangerous environmental mismanagement and the indivisible plunder of Indigenous society.’ — Charles Massy

Comparison of Institutional Arrangments for River Basin Management in Eight Basins

Comparison of Institutional Arrangments for River Basin Management in Eight Basins Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2021-09-26
ISBN : 9785061412450
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Murray Darling River System

The Murray Darling River System Book
Author : Edmund Dwen Gill
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Water Recovery Strategy for the Murray Darling Basin

Water Recovery Strategy for the Murray Darling Basin Book
Author : Australia. Department of the Environment (2013- )
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Australian Coalition Government is committed to implementing the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, on time and in full. To return the river system to health, the Basin Plan requires recovery of 2750 gigalitres of surface water for the environment. Over two thirds of this water has already been contracted for recovery through investment in more efficient irrigation infrastructure and water buybacks, allowing average annual diversions of 10,873 gigalitres. This Water Recovery Strategy outlines how the Australian Government will recover the rest of the water for the environment, whilst maximising positive outcomes for farmers and communities.

Institutional and Policy Analysis of River Basin Management The Murray Darling River Basin Australia

Institutional and Policy Analysis of River Basin Management The Murray Darling River Basin  Australia Book
Author : Anjali Bhat, William Andrew Blomquist
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The authors describe and analyze management in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia, long regarded as a model for integrated river basin management. This interior basin of over 1 million km2 in semi-arid southeastern Australia is defined by the catchment areas of the Murray and Darling Rivers and their tributaries. Water management issues include allocation, quality, and dryland salinity. Because of Australia's federal governmental structure, institutional development has been more a matter of integrating state and local endeavors than decentralization of national authority. The Australian national government has little constitutional power over water resources. The five states in the basin make policy regarding water rights, discharge permits, fees, and the construction and operation of physical structures. River management began on the Murray River in the 1920s under the terms of a tri-state agreement. As the scope of management widened to the entire basin, more states were added and the national government supported the creation of new arrangements for integrated water resource management, with some provision for stakeholder participation. The dynamics of state-national authority over water policy, and the emergence in recent years of numerous local-level catchment organization, contribute to some uncertainty about the future course of basin management in this internationally renowned site. This paper--a product of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department--is part of a larger effort in the department to approach water policy issues in an integrated way. The study was funded by the Bank's Research Support Budget under the research project "Integrated River Basin Management and the Principle of Managing Water Resources at the Lowest Appropriate Level: When and Why Does It (Not) Work in Practice?""--World Bank web site.

Wild Rivers

Wild Rivers Book
Author : Jane Pearson,Katrina Sheppard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781740704090
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Australia has a vast array of rivers, some that support large communities, even Capital cities, and have been changed over time by humans needing irrigation for agriculture, drinking water, and water for industry and recreation. The Murray-Darling River System includes hundreds of rivers and creeks that eventually flow into the Murray River. Water from these rivers is used to irrigate large areas of farmland so that crops can be grown to provide much of the food we eat. Find out about plants and animals of the Murray-Darling River System, the Aboriginal people who lived along the rivers, and the explorers and settlers who brought problems caused by taking water from the Murray-Darling River System for irrigation.

Water in a Dry Land

Water in a Dry Land Book
Author : Margaret Somerville
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-02-15
ISBN : 1135098786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Water in a Dry Land is a story of research about water as a source of personal and cultural meaning. The site of this exploration is the iconic river system which forms the networks of natural and human landscapes of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. In the current geological era of human induced climate change, the desperate plight of the system of waterways has become an international phenomenon, a symbol of the unsustainable ways we relate to water globally. The Murray-Darling Basin extends west of the Great Dividing Range that separates the densely populated east coast of Australia from the sparsely populated inland. Aboriginal peoples continue to inhabit the waterways of the great artesian basin and pass on their cultural stories and practices of water, albeit in changing forms. A key question informing the book is: What can we learn about water from the oldest continuing culture inhabiting the world’s driest continent? In the process of responding to this question a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers formed to work together in a contact zone of cultural difference within an emergent arts-based ethnography. Photo essays of the artworks and their landscapes offer a visual accompaniment to the text on the Routledge Innovative Ethnography Series website, http://www.innovativeethnographies.net/. This book is perfect for courses in environmental sociology, environmental anthropology, and qualitative methods.

The Living Murray Annual Environmental Watering Plan 2012 13

The Living Murray Annual Environmental Watering Plan 2012 13 Book
Author : Australia. Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781922068910
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This document is The Living Murray Annual Environmental Watering Plan for 2012-13 which focuses on the water delivery aspects of The Living Murray. It has been jointly developed by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the Environmental Watering Group. The plan sets out the decision framework for prioritising environmental watering actions across the Murray River system between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013."--Website summary.

Ecosystem Response Modelling in the Murray Darling Basin

Ecosystem Response Modelling in the Murray Darling Basin Book
Author : Neil Saintilan,Ian Overton
Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0643096132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecosystem Response Modelling in the Murray-Darling Basin provides an overview of the status of science in support of water management in Australia's largest and most economically important river catchment, and brings together the leading ecologists working in the rivers and wetlands of the Basin. It introduces the issues in ecosystem response modelling and how this area of science can support environmental watering decisions. The declining ecological condition of the internationally significant wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin has been a prominent issue in Australia for many years. Several high profile government programs have sought to restore the flow conditions required to sustain healthy wetlands, and this book documents the scientific effort that is underpinning this task. In the Southern Murray-Darling Basin, the River Murray, the Murrumbidgee River and their associated wetlands and floodplains have been the focus of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority's 'The Living Murray' program, and the NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration Program. The book documents research aimed at informing environmental water use in a number of iconic wetlands including those along the Murray - the Barmah-Millewa Forest; the Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay-Wallpolla Islands; the Coorong and Murray mouth; and the Murrumbidgee - the Lowbidgee Floodplain. Within the Northern Murray-Darling Basin, research conducted in support of the Wetland Recovery Plan and the NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration Program has improved our knowledge of the Gwydir Wetlands and the Macquarie Marshes, and the water regimes required to sustain their ecology.

Floodplain Wetland Biota in the Murray Darling Basin

Floodplain Wetland Biota in the Murray Darling Basin Book
Author : Kerrylee Rogers,Timothy J. Ralph
Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0643096280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin provide critical habitat for numerous species of flora and fauna; unfortunately, the ecology of these wetlands is threatened by a range of environmental issues. This book addresses the urgent need for an improved ecohydrological understanding of the biota of Australian freshwater wetlands. It synthesizes key water and habitat requirements for 35 species of plants, 48 species of waterbirds, 17 native and four introduced species of fish, 15 species of frogs, and 16 species of crustaceans and mollusks found in floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin. Each species profile includes: the influence of water regimes on the survival, health and condition of the species; key stimuli for reproduction and germination; habitat and dietary preferences; as well as major knowledge gaps for the species. Floodplain Wetland Biota in the Murray-Darling Basin also provides an overview of the likely impacts of hydrological change on wetland ecosystems and biota, in the context of climate change and variability, with implications for environmental management. This important book provides an essential baseline for further education, scientific research and management of floodplain wetland biota in the Murray-Darling Basin. KEY FEATURES * Provides an overview of floodplain wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin and their key freshwater biota (flora and fauna) * Includes information on water and habitat requirements in the form of succinct species profiles * Focuses on the influence of water regimes on the survival, health and condition of species

Monographiae Biologicae

Monographiae Biologicae Book
Author : Keith F. Walker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1957
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Mighty Murray

The Mighty Murray Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781865085654
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an across-the-curriculum account of Australia's greatest river system as it is and was, with many stories about the people who lived on it or in the Murray Valley - from archaeological finds and Aboriginal legend to riverboat traders and dam engineers.