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Water planning and hydro-climatic change in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

Pittock, Jamie; Williams, John; Jiang, Qiang; Possingham, Hugh; Quiggin, John; Grafton, Quentin

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More than a third of humanity lives in regions with less than 1 million liters of fresh water per person per year. Population growth will increase water demand while climate change in arid and semi-arid areas may reduce water availability. The Murray-Darling Basin in Australia is a region where water reform and planning have been used to reduce consumptive extraction to better sustain river ecosystems under climate variability. Using actual data and previously published models that account for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-12
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13206
Source: AMBIO
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-014-0495-x

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