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)

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: Unknown
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__

The Ecology of River Systems

The Ecology of River Systems
Author: Bryan R. Davies,Keith F. Walker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 793
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 9401732906
ISBN 13: 9789401732901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of River Systems Book Review:

Our understanding of the ecology of running waters has come a long way during the past few years. From being a largely descriptive subject, with a few under tones concerned with such things as fisheries, pollution or control of blackflies, it has evolved into a discipline with hypotheses, such as the River Continuum Concept (Vannote et a/. 1980), and even a book suggesting that it offers opportunity for the testing of ecological theory (Barnes & Minshall 1983). However, perusal of the literature reveals that, although some of the very early studies were concerned with large rivers (references in Hynes 1970), the great mass of the work that has been done on running water has been on streams and small rivers, and information on larger rivers is either on such limited topics as fisheries or plankton, scattered among the journals, or not available to the general limnologist. The only exceptions are a few books in this series of publications, such as those on the Nile (Rz6ska 1976), the Volga (Morduckai Boltovskoi 1979) and the Amazon {Sioli 1984), and the recent compendium by Whitton (1984) on European rivers, among which there are a few that rate as large.

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.

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: 348
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0643096280
ISBN 13: 9780643096288
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; 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

Lake Eyre Basin Rivers

Lake Eyre Basin Rivers
Author: Richard Kingsford
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 1486300804
ISBN 13: 9781486300808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lake Eyre Basin Rivers Book Review:

Water is scarce in the Lake Eyre Basin in the heart of Australia. The region goes through natural cycles of boom and bust, and the flooding of the basin rivers is accompanied by spectacular responses from wildlife and vegetation. However, the Lake Eyre Basin faces the threat of diversion of water from rivers and wetlands and development of floodplains for irrigation and mining. Around the world, such water resource developments have caused widespread degradation of rivers and loss of habitats. Lake Eyre Basin Rivers outlines the environmental, social and economic values of the rivers from a diverse range of perspectives, including science, tourism, economy, engineering, policy, Traditional Owners and pastoralists. It describes the current state of the environment and the past and ongoing threats to the river systems, drawing on stories from the Murray-Darling Basin. It also provides direction for ensuring that the rivers remain free-flowing to service the environment and future generations. This book is a valuable reference for environment and government agencies, industries and policy-makers concerned with the region and will be of interest to the communities of the Lake Eyre Basin.

Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray Darling Basin

Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray Darling Basin
Author: Michael Swan
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-02-03
ISBN 10: 1486311334
ISBN 13: 9781486311330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray Darling Basin Book Review:

The Murray–Darling Basin spans more than 1 million square kilometres across the lower third of Queensland, most of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, northern Victoria and the south-eastern corner of South Australia. Wildlife habitats range from the floodplains of the Basin to alpine areas, making the region of special ecological and environmental interest. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the 310 species of frogs and reptiles living in the Murray–Darling Basin. An overview of each of the 22 catchment areas introduces the unique and varied climates, topography, vegetation and fauna. Comprehensive species accounts include diagnostic features, conservation ratings, photographs and distribution maps for all frogs, freshwater turtles, lizards and snakes recorded in this important region.

Water Policy in Australia

Water Policy in Australia
Author: Lin Crase
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 193633142X
ISBN 13: 9781936331420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Policy in Australia Book Review:

In the last twenty years, policy makers in Australia have been forced to acknowledge that it is not possible to perpetually supply more water at a low cost. Consequently, the country has begun to focus on water resource management through legislative and institutional change�attempting to allocate water in a more economically efficient and socially and environmentally acceptable manner.This book provides insight into the challenges of institutional change, as well as valuable lessons on the design of property rights for complex resources. Contributors from across disciplines address pertinent issues, such as irrigation in the Murray-Darling basin, one of Australia's largest drainage divisions; the progression from common law riparian rights to share-based entitlements that encourage sustainable water use; and the potential outcomes of the recent National Water Initiative, a wide-ranging strategy to improve water management and simultaneously maintain healthy groundwater and river systems.

Sharing the Water

Sharing the Water
Author: Chris Guest
Publsiher: Unknown
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.

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Selected Water Resources Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1991-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89071940480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Water Resources Abstracts Book Review:

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.

Renewing Our Rivers

Renewing Our Rivers
Author: Mark K. Briggs,Waite R. Osterkamp
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 0816541485
ISBN 13: 9780816541485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewing Our Rivers Book Review:

Our rivers are in crisis and the need for river restoration has never been more urgent. Water security and biodiversity indices for all of the world’s major rivers have declined due to pollution, diversions, impoundments, fragmented flows, introduced and invasive species, and many other abuses. Developing successful restoration responses are essential. Renewing Our Rivers addresses this need head on with examples of how to design and implement stream-corridor restoration projects. Based on the experiences of seasoned professionals, Renewing Our Rivers provides stream restoration practitioners the main steps to develop successful and viable stream restoration projects that last. Ecologists, geomorphologists, and hydrologists from dryland regions of Australia, Mexico, and the United States share case studies and key lessons learned for successful restoration and renewal of our most vital resource. The aim of this guidebook is to offer essential restoration guidance that allows a start-to-finish overview of what it takes to bring back a damaged stream corridor. Chapters cover planning, such emerging themes as climate change and environmental flow, the nuances of implementing restoration tactics, and monitoring restoration results. Renewing Our Rivers provides community members, educators, students, natural resource practitioners, experts, and scientists broader perspectives on how to move the science of restoration to practical success.

Replenish

Replenish
Author: Sandra Postel
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 161091791X
ISBN 13: 9781610917919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Replenish Book Review:

We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and other feats of engineering.These massive projects not only are risky financially and environmentally, they often threaten social and political stability. What if the answer was not further control of the water cycle, but repair and replenishment? Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature'srhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops toreduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities” are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherservices nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift,the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?

Environmental Health Perspectives

Environmental Health Perspectives
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010711129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Health Perspectives Book Review:

Environmental Water Markets and Regulation

Environmental Water Markets and Regulation
Author: Katherine Owens
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 1317293657
ISBN 13: 9781317293651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Water Markets and Regulation Book Review:

River systems around the world are degraded and are being used unsustainably. Meeting this challenge requires the development of flexible regimes that have the potential to meet essential consumptive needs while restoring environmental flows. This book focuses on how water trading frameworks can be repurposed for environmental water recovery and aims to conceptualise the most appropriate role for law in supporting recovery through these frameworks. The author presents a comprehensive study of the legal frameworks in four jurisdictions: the States of Oregon and Colorado in the western United States; the province of Alberta in Canada; and the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia/Basin State of New South Wales. A close comparative analysis of these four jurisdictions reveals a variety of distinctive regulatory arrangements and collaborations between public and private actors. In all cases, the law has been deployed to steer and coordinate these water governance activities. The book argues that each regime is based on a particular regulatory strategy, with different conceptions of the appropriate roles for, and relationships between, various actors and institutions. Legal frameworks do not have the capacity to rationalise and provide an overarching and absolute solution to the complex environmental and governance issues that arise in the context of environmental water transactions. Rather, the role of law in this context needs to be reconceptualised within the paradigm of regulatory capitalism as establishing and maintaining the limits within which regulatory participants can operate, innovate and collaborate.

Murray Darling Basin a Resource to be Managed

Murray Darling Basin   a Resource to be Managed
Author: Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Invitation Symposium
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3827483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes

Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes
Author: Keith Walker,Paul Humphries
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2013-04-10
ISBN 10: 0643108300
ISBN 13: 9780643108301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes Book Review:

This edited volume reviews our past and present understanding of the ecology of Australian freshwater fishes. It compares patterns and processes in Australia with those on other continents, discusses the local relevance of ecological models from the northern hemisphere and considers how best to manage our species and their habitats in the face of current and future threats. In view of these challenges, the need for redress is urgent. The chapters are written by some of our foremost researchers and managers, developing themes that underpin our knowledge of the ecology, conservation and management of fish and fish habitats. For each theme, the authors formulate a synthesis of what is known, consider the need for new perspectives and identify gaps and opportunities for research, monitoring and management. The themes have an Australian context but draw upon ideas and principles developed by fish biologists in other parts of the world. The science of freshwater fish ecology in Australia has grown rapidly from its roots in natural history and taxonomy. This book offers an introduction for students, researchers and managers, one that the authors hope will carry Australian fish biology and resource management to new levels of understanding.

Our Australia

Our Australia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781921733772
ISBN 13: 1921733772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Australia Book Review: