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The rebound effect on water extraction from subsidising irrigation infrastructure in Australia

Wheeler, S A; Carmody, Emma; Grafton, Quentin; Kingsford, R T; Zuo, Alec


Over the past decade, Australia has been buying water entitlements and subsidising irrigation infrastructure to reallocate water from consumptive to environmental purposes in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB). There is considerable evidence that irrigation infrastructure subsidies are not cost-effective, as well as questions as to whether water extractions are increasing (rebounding) as a result. We used 2481 on-farm MDB irrigation surveys and identified a ‘rebound effect’ on water...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Resources, Conservation and Recyclcing
DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104755
Access Rights: Open Access


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