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The water crisis facing Australia

Sandeman, R J

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Droughts, changing weather patterns due to climate change, unsustainable state and federal government policies and parochial self interest has brought the major irrigated agricultural region of Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin close to collapse. The present state of the Basin together with the predictions of computer modelling of future climate changes over the next few decades is discussed in relation to the existing attitudes of vested interests at all levels and the various policies now...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSandeman, R J
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:38:31Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T22:38:31Z
dc.identifier.issn0020-7233
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/35847
dc.description.abstractDroughts, changing weather patterns due to climate change, unsustainable state and federal government policies and parochial self interest has brought the major irrigated agricultural region of Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin close to collapse. The present state of the Basin together with the predictions of computer modelling of future climate changes over the next few decades is discussed in relation to the existing attitudes of vested interests at all levels and the various policies now being undertaken by governments in an attempt to address the major problems.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
dc.subjectKeywords: Agricultural regions; Australia; Emissions trading; Federal governments; Future climates; Government policies; Ramsar wetlands; Water crisis; Weather patterns; Air quality; Climatology; Commerce; Drought; Irrigation; Public policy; Wetlands; Climate chang Climate change; Emissions trading; Government policies; Irrigation; Ramsar wetlands
dc.titleThe water crisis facing Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume65
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor060306 - Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4103646xPUB129
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSandeman, R J, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage721
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage729
local.identifier.doi10.1080/00207230802608319
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:35:27Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-58149129434
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