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Removing barriers to facilitate efficient water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia

Qureshi, Muhammad; Shi, Tian; Qureshi, Sumaira; Proctor, Wendy


We discuss the role and characteristics of water markets in Australia in facilitating efficient water allocation. Administrative, regulatory and/or political barriers to effective functioning of water markets are reviewed with a focus on the southern Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) region of Australia. A mathematical model is developed to estimate the costs of existing restrictions and the benefits from potential changes in water markets (e.g., removing barriers in temporary water markets). The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Agricultural Water Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2009.06.019


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