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How to Increase the Cost-Effectiveness of Water Reform and Environmental Flows in the Murray-Darling Basin

Grafton, Quentin


The paper reviews the $12.9 billion Water for the Future package in the Murray-Darling Basin from the perspective of cost-effectiveness and assesses the possible losses to irrigators from reduced diversions to achieve desired environmental flow regimes. It argues that combining the $3.1 billion allocated to buying water entitlements with the $5.8 billion targeted by Water for the Future for water infrastructure subsidies into a purchase of water entitlements from willing sellers would maximise...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform
DOI: 10.22459/AG.17.02.2010.02
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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