Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
Author: Barry Hart,Neil Byron,Nick Bond,Carmel Pollino,Michael Stewardson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 0128181532
ISBN 13: 9780128181539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murray-Darling Basin, Australia Book Review:

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)

Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
Author: Barry Hart,Neil Byron,Nick Bond,Carmel Pollino,Michael Stewardson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-11-02
ISBN 10: 0128181524
ISBN 13: 9780128181522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murray-Darling Basin, Australia Book Review:

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
Author: Daniel Connell
Publsiher: Federation Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781862876330
ISBN 13: 1862876339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Politics in the Murray-Darling Basin Book Review:

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.

The River

The River
Author: Chris Hammer
Publsiher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0522861164
ISBN 13: 9780522861167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The River Book Review:

In The River, Chris Hammer takes us on a journey through Australia's heartland, following the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin, recounting his experiences, his impressions, and, above all, stories of the people he meets along the way. It's a journey punctuated with laughter, sadness and reflection. The River looks past the daily news reports and their sterile statistics, revealing the true impact of our rivers' decline on the people who live along their shores, and on the country as a whole. It's a tale that leaves the reader with a lingering sense of nostalgia for an Australia that may be fading away forever.

The Murray

The Murray
Author: Norman Mackay,David Eastburn
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 363
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924063118016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murray Book Review:

Form and flow of the river - Groundwater - Salinity - River salinity - Water quality - Wetlands - Red gum forests - Floodplain vegetation - Phytoplankton - Waterplants - Crayfish - Mussels - Waterbirdsds__

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
Author: Anjali Bhat, William Andrew Blomquist
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Institutional and Policy Analysis of River Basin Management The Murray Darling River Basin, Australia Book Review:

"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.

Ecosystem Response Modelling in the Murray-Darling Basin

Ecosystem Response Modelling in the Murray-Darling Basin
Author: Neil Saintilan,Ian Overton
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0643096132
ISBN 13: 9780643096134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Response Modelling in the Murray-Darling Basin Book Review:

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
Author: Kerrylee Rogers,Timothy J Ralph
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN 10: 0643102191
ISBN 13: 9780643102194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Floodplain Wetland Biota in the Murray-Darling Basin Book Review:

Floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin provide critical habitat for numerous species of flora and fauna, yet 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 synthesises 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 molluscs 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.

The Murray-Darling River System

The Murray-Darling River System
Author: Edmund Dwen Gill
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 13
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:23738372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Basin Futures

Basin Futures
Author: Daniel Connell,R. Quentin Grafton
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 1921862254
ISBN 13: 9781921862250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basin Futures Book Review:

This unique book brings together 27 chapters from some of the world's leading practitioners and experts on environmental water, communities, law, economics and governance. Its goal is to understand the many dimensions of water in the Murray-Darling Basin and provide guidance about how to implement a water management plan that addresses the needs of communities, the economy and the environment. The comprehensiveness of topics covered, the expertise of its authors, and the absolute need to take a multidisciplinary approach to resolving the "wicked problem" of governing our scarce water resource makes this volume a must read for all who care about Australian communities and the environment.

Basin Salinity Management Strategy

Basin Salinity Management Strategy
Author: Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council (Australia)
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:676931467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basin Salinity Management Strategy Book Review:

Sharing the Water

Sharing the Water
Author: Chris Guest
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-09
ISBN 10: 9781925599046
ISBN 13: 1925599043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing the Water Book Review:

Conflict over the control and sharing of the waters of the River Murray was one of the most contentious issues at the time of Federation. After four failed attempts, the River Murray Waters Agreement was signed in 1914 resolving the conflict. Fifteen iterations later, it is now the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement, and possibly Australia's longest standing inter-governmental compact. This book covers the making of the first River Murray Waters Agreement, in the early 1900s, the formation of the River Murray Commission in 1917, through to Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory joining the Agreement in the 1990s, the Water Act in 2007 and the Basin Plan becoming law in 2012. The book has been written by Chris Guest who, as a career public servant and economist, has had a long interest in water policy and politics, an interest that grew as governments sought to tackle the problems of over-allocation of water. The book was launched on 14 February 2017, one hundred years to the day that the commissioners of the newly formed River Murray Commission met for the first time.

Murray River Country

Murray River Country
Author: Jessica K. Weir
Publsiher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0855756780
ISBN 13: 9780855756789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murray River Country Book Review:

Discussing the water crisis from a unique perspective, this volume presents the intimate stories of love and loss felt by the Aboriginal people of Australia whose traditional country incorporates the inland rivers. A fresh perspective on the contemporary debate over the scarce and degraded waters of the Murray-Darling Basin, this account argues there is a need to change the existing fundamental philosophies about water and that river health greatly influences Australia’s economy. By engaging with the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’s agricultural heartland, this record covers various topics, such as environmental science, water management, indigenous land management, anthropology, and politics. This book will interest policy makers, academics, and the general public.

Integrated Water-resources Management in a River-basin Context

Integrated Water-resources Management in a River-basin Context
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IWMI
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 929090478X
ISBN 13: 9789290904786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Water-resources Management in a River-basin Context Book Review:

The main objective of the 5-day workshop was to present and discuss research being conducted by IWMI and IFPRI in selected river basins in the Asian region with financial support from the ADB through its regional technical assistance mechanism (RETA). The studies conducted by the two centers share some common goals, and encompass work plans and methodologies that are highly complementary and mutually supportive.

Flood Country

Flood Country
Author: Emily O'Gorman
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 0643106669
ISBN 13: 9780643106666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flood Country Book Review:

Floods in the Murray-Darling Basin are crucial sources of water for people, animals and plants in this often dry region of inland eastern Australia. Even so, floods have often been experienced as natural disasters, which have led to major engineering schemes. Flood Country explores the contested and complex history of this region, examining the different ways in which floods have been understood and managed and some of the long-term consequences for people, rivers and ecologies. The book examines many tensions, ranging from early exchanges between Aboriginal people and settlers about the dangers of floods, through to long running disputes between graziers and irrigators over damming floodwater, and conflicts between residents and colonial governments over whose responsibility it was to protect townships from floods. Flood Country brings the Murray-Darling Basin's flood history into conversation with contemporary national debates about climate change and competing access to water for livelihoods, industries and ecosystems. It provides an important new historical perspective on this significant region of Australia, exploring how people, rivers and floods have re-made each other.

Australia in Maps

Australia in Maps
Author: National Library of Australia
Publsiher: National Library Australia
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780642276353
ISBN 13: 0642276358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australia in Maps Book Review:

Richly illustrated with exquisite manuscript maps and editions from celebrated European cartographic publishers of 17th century to familiar contemporary products such as tourist maps. Discover the stories behind these maps, the technological changes in map making and changes in human knowledge and representation of the world.

Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions
Author: Kurt Schwabe,Jose Albiac,Jeffery D. Connor,Rashid M. Hassan,Liliana Meza González
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 507
Release: 2013-07-08
ISBN 10: 940076636X
ISBN 13: 9789400766365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions Book Review:

Offering a cross-country examination and comparison of drought awareness and experience, this book shows how scientists, water managers, and policy makers approach drought and water scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions of Spain, Mexico, Australia, South Africa and the United States.

Wetlands in a Dry Land

Wetlands in a Dry Land
Author: Senior Lecturer Emily O'Gorman
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780295749037
ISBN 13: 0295749032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands in a Dry Land Book Review:

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.

Wetlands in a Dry Land

Wetlands in a Dry Land
Author: Senior Lecturer Emily O'Gorman
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780295749150
ISBN 13: 0295749156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands in a Dry Land Book Review:

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.

The Politics of River Basin Organisations

The Politics of River Basin Organisations
Author: Dave Huitema,Sander V. Meijerink
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN 10: 1782549226
ISBN 13: 9781782549222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of River Basin Organisations Book Review:

Can River Basin Organisations (RBOs) actually improve water governance? RBOs are frequently layered on top of existing governmental organisations, which are often reluctant to share their power. This, in turn, can affect their performance. The Politics