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Beguiling and risky: "Environmental works and measures" for wetlands conservation under a changing climate

Pittock, James; Finlayson, Max; Howitt, Julia


In Australia's Murray-Darling Basin, small-scale engineering works called 'environmental works and measures' have been implemented as a basis for river and other wetland conservation. While implementing these, governments seem to have embraced the beguiling notion that scarce water supplies can be divided further, while conserving the environment and maintaining agricultural production. The difficulties in doing this are expected to increase in the face of extreme climate variability. With this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Hydrobiologia
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-012-1292-9


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