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The role of national governments in river management

Connell, Daniel


This discussion of the role of national governments in relation to river management uses three examples to highlight major themes – the Yellow River, the Colorado and the Murray-Darling system. I will argue that river management has requirements that only governments can hope to meet. Other types of organisations or institutions can assume responsibility for at best one or a few aspects of the whole. Even if governments cannot take account of all eventualities – as is undoubtedly the case –...[Show more]

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Type: Commentary
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